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Global campaign against slavery for migrant workers in the UAE

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The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has announced the launch of an international campaign against slavery for migrant workers in the UAE in the latest condemnation of Abu Dhabi’s grave abuses.

The federation indicated that the UAE recently hosted the World Expo in Dubai to ” strengthen the country’s reputation as a location for doing business.”

The union highlighted that business leaders in the UAE have enormous power while workers have few or no rights.

Migrant workers make up 90% of the workforce in the UAE, working under working conditions that many call “modern-day slavery.”

According to the International Federation, the UAE is also a haven for companies that attack the rights of migrant workers and force them to reside in poor conditions.

The International Federation affirmed its solidarity with migrant workers who are subjected to abuse in the UAE, calling for the broadest signature campaign for a petition calling for:

  •  Luring workers with lies: promising good-paying jobs, but then only providing migrants meager wages.
  •  Debt deception: providing travel to the UAE for workers, then surprising them with a bill for their travel, and saddling them with debts they won’t be able to pay back for years — if ever.
  •  Trapping workers: in a country and jobs where they’re mistreated through the confiscation of passports, and needing employers’ permission to change jobs or leave the country.
  •  Sweltering heat and squalid housing: workers regularly are forced to work in 50C+ heat for hours at a time with no break — and when the day finally ends, they’re forced to return to “housing” that is dilapidated, dirty, and dangerous.
  •  Lack of legal rights: despite all of the terrible conditions described above, workers have little to no legal rights or recourse, with strikes and trade unions banned in the country.

The UAE, and cities like Dubai, are building glittering cities in the desert on the backs and broken spirits of migrant workers trapped in modern-day slavery. Add your name to the petition now to demand an end to these degrading and dangerous working conditions.