Making Workers Pay: Recruitment Of The Migrant Labor Force In The Gulf Construction Industry

March 2017

A new study from the Center finds that construction companies operating in the Arabian Gulf are able to recruit millions of low-wage migrant workers without incurring the costs of the recruitment process. Instead, in this highly irregular system, most workers themselves are paying for their own recruitment – and much more – before they depart their home countries.

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A Broken Partnership: How Clothing Brands Exploit Suppliers and Harm Workers –And What Can Be Done About It

Ten years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse, a new report from the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights calls for a reformed collaborative approach to the outsourced manufacturing of apparel—one that does not create unfair economic pressure on factory owners, who all too often respond to such exploitation by reducing wages and benefits for their poor employees.