» 09/13/2005, 00.00
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ASIA
Heaven for money, hell for Asian workers in the United Arab Emirates
More than 10 million Asians work in the Emirates in quasi-slave conditions. They make an average 200 dollars per month and can visit home once every two years. Trade unions and protests are banned.
Almost 10 million people work in slave-like conditions in Asia
Forced labour generates profits worth US$ 9.7 billion. The International Labour Organisation calls on the international community to punish this crime and adopt plans to fight poverty.
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Dubai skyscrapers: monument to workers' exploitation
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Emirates anti-slavery law throws camel races into crisis
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