05/07/2021 Long Wait for Justice for Migrant Workers Affected by Wage Theft - Delhi Post Long Wait for Justice for Migrant Workers Affected by Wage Theft Several repatriated migrant workers await their due wages, months after they were forced to come home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. By Priyali Dhingra T On Jul 2, 2021 he Covid-19 pandemic surfaced extreme deprivation for migrant workers, with many kicked out of jobs without payment of their due wages. Those who crossed international borders to seek work were forced to return to home countries without salaries and endof-service benefits. Workers residing in the South-Asian countries of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and the Phillippines, among others, bore the brunt of the wage-theft impact, since they make up the largest group of migrant origin countries. The members of the Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) came together to analyse the number of migrant workers who had been repatriated to their origin countries without their due salaries after the Covid-19 pandemic hit. The team released its second report of this bi-annual analysis and documented the cases of wage theft from the period of January and May 2021. This period coincides with the second wave of Covid-19 in several countries. The release of this report on June 30th marks the first anniversary of the Justice for Wage Theft campaign, which is a joint project of trade unions and civil society organizations inaugurated in June 2020. The campaign calls for swift justice mechanisms for repatriated migrant workers who have been living their lives waiting for their due wages. https://delhipostnews.com/long-wait-for-justice-for-migrant-workers-affected-by-wage-theft/ 1/4

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