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# Migrant Workers

Last year
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are migrant fishers exploited in Ireland?
Maria Delaney of Noteworthy and Geela Garcia in the Philippines tell Susan Daly about our latest cross-border investigation.
Underpaid and overworked: The serious allegations by migrant fishers to the WRC
Analysis of cases heard by Workplace Relations Commission paint grim picture.
Fishers took cases against vessel owners, with some awarded thousands in compensation
Findings include 72-hour working weeks, forging of mandatory employment records and unfair dismissal
Navy boardings find 10 fishing vessels almost fully crewed by migrant fishers
Standard sea fishing boat licence conditions require at least 50% EU crew.
All time
Living conditions of migrant workers at meat plants 'should be considered before criticism'
The Chief Medical Officer has said health officials are also looking at transmission risks for these employees outside of work.
Minister says undocumented fishermen not entitled to work permits
A government working group is to examine allegations of abuse in Ireland’s fishing industry.
Care workers for elderly subject to harassment, racism and discrimination
The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland is calling for a review of the home care sector.
Why did bribery and not human rights abuses get us talking about Fifa?
The working and living conditions of some migrant workers in Qatar have been widely denounced.
New law to fix 'stolen wages' of undocumented workers
The amendment passed yesterday addresses a loophole regarding compensation for work or services carried out by undocumented workers.
'A huge step towards justice': Migrant Rights Centre welcomes Bill on undocumented workers
The new law will allow undocumented workers to take legal action against exploitative employers.
Concerns that some embassies may be exploiting domestic workers
Ireland recently signed up to OSCE measures aimed at protecting workers, but the MRCI says some diplomatic households are still exploiting staff.
Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states
Enda Kenny has acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Human Rights Council, but the government won’t say if concerns about human rights issues are being raised with leaders there or in Qatar and UAE this week.
Reports of migrant worker abuses at Sochi Olympic sites
A year before the games, Human Rights Watch has published a report which details the abuse of workers.
New short film to highlight poor working conditions of migrants
The video features interviews with workers, economists and trade unionists about their experiences and the vulnerability of migrant workers in a recession.
"Law must be changed" for undocumented workers
Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he raised the issue with Minister Richard Bruton after a recent ruling against payment to an exploited migrant worker.
Blaze kills 12 at Moscow market warehouse
The blaze came just hours after a fire broke out on the top of a Moscow skyscraper.
Dramatic increase in number of people sleeping rough in Dublin
New count finds the number of people on the streets of the capital has risen by almost a quarter in the past year.
Ireland's human rights record criticised: watchdog
The Irish Human Rights Commission says the state needs to do more to protect the rights of asylum seekers, Travellers, migrant workers and human trafficking victims.