One of Iceland’s leading investigative journalism programs has revealed that thousands of foreign workers in Iceland are not having their basic work rights respected; and employers routinely break the law in the name of profit.
Japan will grant visas to more foreign workers to address a tight labor market. Critics say the new policy may impact social cohesion and fails to address labor abuse.
A report by the German Institute for Human Rights says German labor laws are utterly inadequate in protecting foreign workers' rights. Foreign laborers are often forced into hardships out of fear of losing their jobs.
Hungarians have taken to the streets to protest against labor law changes that would allow employers to demand up to 400 hours overtime per year. The government says it needs greater worker flexibility.
More than five years since two fatal factory disasters in Bangladesh and Pakistan, the issue of workers' safety in South Asia remains unresolved. It becomes an even bigger issue when European companies are involved.
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