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  Migrant worker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A migrant worker is a person who works in more than one physical location, often working at seasonal jobs and then moving on to new seasonal jobs.
In the past, starting at the end of the American Civil War, hobos were the migrant workers who performed much of this work, using freight railroads as their means of transportation to new jobs.
Examples of professions which could be called migrant workers, some of them quite lucrative, include: Electricians in the construction industry (slang term: "narrowbacks"); other construction workers who travel from one construction job to another, often in different cities; wildland firefighters in the western United States; temporary/roving consulting work; and possibly even interstate truck drivers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Migrant_worker   (295 words)

  
 United Nations General Assembly: International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and ...
Migrant workers and members of their families who are arrested shall be informed at the time of arrest as far as possible in a language they understand of the reasons for their arrest and they shall be promptly informed in a language they understand of any charges against them.
Migrant workers and members of their families who are subjected to any form of detention or imprisonment in accordance with the law in force in the State of employment or in the State of transit shall enjoy the same rights as nationals of those States who are in the same situation.
Migrant workers and members of their families shall have the right to have recourse to the protection and assistance of the consular or diplomatic authorities of their State of origin or of a State representing the interests of that State whenever the rights recognized in the present Convention are impaired.
www.migrantsrights.org /Int_Conv_Prot_Rights_MigWorkers_Fam_1999_En.htm   (11631 words)

  
 Kav La'Oved - Summary of policy changes concerning migrant worker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Migrant workers will be allowed to change employers and placement agencies, subject to the limitations set by the Endorn report.
The government charges employers of migrant workers a tax at a rate of 8% of the worker’s salary (does not apply to migrant workers employed as caregivers).
Migrant workers may be employed in the industry sector, only if they receive high wages (5,000 NIS per month in 2005, gradually climbing to twice the Israeli average wages in 2007).
www.kavlaoved.org.il /katava_main.asp?news_id=1198&sivug_id=21   (715 words)

  
 Fact Sheet No.24, The Rights of Migrant Workers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The term "migrant worker" refers to a person who is tobe engaged, is engaged or has been engaged in a remunerated activity in a State of which he or she is not a national.
Migrant workers are known to have been excluded from the scope of regulations covering working conditions, and to have been denied the right to take part in trade-union activities.
Migrant workers face the gravest risks to their human rights and fundamental freedoms when they are recruited, transported and employed in defiance of the law.
www.unhchr.ch /html/menu6/2/fs24.htm   (4551 words)

  
 International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
Migrant workers and members of their families shall not be subjected individually or collectively to arbitrary arrest or detention; they shall not be deprived o their liberty except on such grounds and in accordance with such procedures as are established by law.
Migrant workers and members of their families who are documented or in a regular situation in the State of employment shall enjoy the rights set forth in the present part of the Convention in addition to those set forth in part III.
Migrant workers who have been granted permission to engage in a remunerated activity, subject to the conditions attached to such permission, shall be entitled to equality of treatment with nationals of the State of employment in the exercise of that remunerated activity.
www.ohchr.org /english/law/cmw.htm   (11367 words)

  
 Immigration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The highest percentages of migrants in the labour force are found in the Gulf States, 90% in the United Arab Emirates, 86% in Qatar, 82% in Kuwait, 64% in Oman.
The migrants may plan to send remittances to their family.
For some migrants, education is the primary pull factor (note that students on limited visas are often not defined as immigrants).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Migrant   (2447 words)

  
 Lange photographed later, is absent from all of these images.
Mexican workers have already started to come back to BC for the third year in a row, and migrant worker up to a couple thousand workers are expected this year throughout BC.
Destitute in a pea pickers camp, because of the migrant worker failure of the early pea crop.
Migrant workers and members of their families shall have the right to receive any medical care that is urgently required for the preservation of their life or the avoidance of irreparable harm to their health migrant on the basis of equality of treatment with nationals of the State concerned.
levertufted.sitesled.com   (3142 words)

  
 Migrant Worker Remittances,Micro-finance and the Informal Economy: Prospects and Issues - Working Paper 21 - Employment ...
Migrant worker remittances have a central role in the work of the ILO on micro-finance: it has an international dimension, it is of growing relevance in view of the increasing number of migrant workers (legal and illegal) and it contributes substantially to the national income of many poor countries.
First, some migrant workers retain part of their savings in personal accounts with overseas banks for purposes such as meeting children's educational expenses overseas and to be used in the event of subsequent permanent e-migration.
However, given the nature of migrant workers' income path, and the limited set of investment choices open to them, there may be some scope for more frugality and better allocation of the investible surplus, that justifies government policies to influence their saving/investment levels.
www.ilo.org /public/english/employment/ent/papers/wpap21.htm   (10011 words)

  
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The migrants represented in Voices from the Dust Bowl came primarily from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri.
Migrants who found employment soon learned that this surfeit of workers caused a significant reduction in the going wage rate.
The FSA camps also furnished the migrants with a safe space in which to retire from the discrimination that plagued them and in which to practice their culture and rekindle a sense of community.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/afctshtml/tsme.html   (1671 words)

  
 CBC Radio One - China 2004 Migrant Workers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In China there are between 80 to 120 million rural workers adrift between the rural areas and the cities, many of whom survive on low-paying part-time jobs.
Migrant workers are known in the bigger cities as the "Three Have-nots," because they lack ID cards, temporary residence cards and work approval cards.
The mingong (rural workers) are often denied their salaries and have little or no recourse to pursue their employers for their wages.
www.cbc.ca /china/migrant_p1.html   (375 words)

  
 Migrant Workers: License to Exploit
MAY 1, 2005, a day when the workers of the world met to mark their achievements and aspirations, has entered Israeli history as a day of another defeat for labor, both migrant and local.
The migrants will no longer be chained to their employers, and they will be able to shift from Agency to Agency within the industrial sector for which they were brought here.
The reform is to end the present anarchy in the import of migrant workers, to raise the cost of employing them so that they don’t have a competitive advantage over Israeli job-seekers, to guarantee fair conditions for them, and to enable them to move between employers.
www.workersadvicecenter.org /Sept_05/Migrant-Workers.htm   (3682 words)

  
 Migrant Worker Union and Immigration Officers Face Off
As about 60 migrant workers and their South Korean supporters, who have been holding a sit-in demonstration at downtown Seoul church for almost two months, were approaching the Bangladeshi Embassy for a demonstration, they sighted a group of immigration officers waiting in the nearby Hotel Capital, a source said on condition of anonymity.
After deciding to not to hold the demonstration and return to their sit-in struggle base, around 200 police surrounded the migrant workers enabling the over 40 immigration officers to pick off two of the illegal aliens, one Bangladeshi and one Nepali, said Kabir Uddin of the ETU-MB.
The foreign workers, from Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia, the Philippines and a number other countries, were heading to the Bangladeshi Embassy to protest the treatment of two of ETU-MB’s members who had recently been deported from South Korea.
www.labournet.net /world/0401/korea4.html   (759 words)

  
 Minnesota Statutes 2005, 181.87
The migrant worker shall contact the recruiter to obtain the latest information regarding the date upon which employment is to begin no later than five days prior to the previously stated beginning date.
If the migrant worker quits or is fired for cause prior to the completion of the operation for which hired, the migrant worker is entitled to no further guarantee under subdivision 3 from that employer.
If on any day for which work is offered the migrant worker refuses or because of illness or disability is unable to perform work which is offered, the employer may reduce the guarantee available in the pay period by the number of hours of work actually offered by the employer that day.
www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us /stats/181/87.html   (369 words)

  
 Western Health Board MIGRANT WORKERS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A migrant worker comes under the health system of the country where he/she is employed, and has the same entitlement as nationals of that country.
A migrant worker is required to obtain a form E109 from his/her health institution and send it to the Health Board when the spouse/dependants remain in Ireland.
The E128 form covers employed and self -employed workers (E128b) and family dependants accompanying the worker abroad, who are temporarily posted to another EEA member country and who continue to pay insurance contributions in Ireland.
www.whb.ie /OurServices/CommunityServices/MIGRANTWORKERS   (770 words)

  
 Compliance Assistance By Law - The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act
The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) provides employment-related protections to migrant and seasonal agricultural workers and is administered and enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment Standards Administration.
Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) Ineligibility List - A list of individuals who MAY NOT engage in any activity as a Farm Labor Contractor (FLC) or as a Farm Labor Contractor Employee (FLCE) as defined by the MSPA.
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Youth Program - Web site designed to meet the needs of at-risk and out-of-school farmworker youth through the provision of comprehensive services that will enhance basic education, occupational and, life skills.
www.dol.gov /compliance/laws/comp-msawpa.htm   (746 words)

  
 Montana Migrant Education Program
The Migrant Education Program is a national program that annually provides supplemental education and supportive services to approximately 800,000 eligible migrant children across the country to help them overcome educational disruptions and disadvantages which result from the culture of migrancy.
Because migrant youth have limited knowledge of, and preparation for, other kinds of jobs, they face a high risk of unemployment or become part of the migrant labor force.
The Montana MEP has the responsibility to ensure that migrant students at all grade levels and their families have their needs met and are able to access all services for which they are eligible.
www.opi.state.mt.us /migrant   (1492 words)

  
 AsiaMedia :: Migrant Worker Television turns one
The estimated 180,000 undocumented migrant workers in Korea have been facing a "crackdown” from the government to deport them back to their home countries.
Chat, a factory worker from the Philippines, explained that currently "migrant workers legally employed in Korea are only allowed to stay for three years, and have no power to change their place of employment."
Workers come to Korea having been promised well paid jobs and the opportunity to help their families out of poverty, only to find when they get here that they are underpaid, overworked and frequently abused, yet with no way to change jobs.
www.asiamedia.ucla.edu /article.asp?parentid=44596   (695 words)

  
 Church members accidentally stone migrant worker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Migrant Worker, Swami Sri, who was brought to Landover nearly 2 weeks ago, escaped from his cell in the church basement where he was undergoing 'religious deprogramming' at the hands of Dr. Johnathan Edwards.
He was last seen alive in the large migrant worker camp, provided for immigrants who are helping to build the Landover All Purpose Multi-Temple.
While she was making her weekly visits to the camp, it was noted that the worker had noticed her on several occasions..
www.landoverbaptist.org /news0699/stoning.html   (321 words)

  
 Migrant Education Program
The Migrant Education Program (MEP)-Title I Part C is authorized under Part C of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended.
The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.
The Office of Migrant Education has several leadership initiatives in place to increase the capacity of State educational agencies, local school districts, schools, and other community organizations to continuously improve the educational outcomes attained by migrant children.
www.ed.gov /programs/mep   (287 words)

  
 BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center
The Geneseo Migrant Center provides a variety of services to migrant farmworkers residing in the immediate geographic area as well as coordinating programs on a regional, statewide, and national level to benefit migrant farmworkers and their families.
The Geneseo Migrant Center provides a variety of services and opportunities for migrant farmworkers and their families on a regional, statewide, and national basis to encourage and assist them in achieving their full potential.
The Center is committed to promoting equity for migrant farmworkers and their families by valuing diversity, understanding the importance of their work, advocating on their behalf, and identifying and addressing the ongoing and emerging needs of the migrant population.
www.migrant.net   (284 words)

  
 UPDATE (Thailand): Case of the killing of a migrant worker dragged on by apparent delay of trial; Public prosecutor ...
The Asian Human Rights Commission is seriously concerned by the apparent delay of a trial of Ma Suu, a Burmese migrant worker who died after being beaten and set on fire by her employers, Suchart and Yuwadee Akkavibul in July 2002.
An 18-year-old Burmese migrant worker, Ma Suu, was brutally murdered by her employees, Suchart Akkavibul and his wife Yuwadee, who set her on fire alleging theft in Lop Buri Province, Thailand, in early July 2002.
It is with grave concern that I write to you regarding the apparent delay of a trial of Ma Suu, a Burmese migrant worker brutally murdered by her employers, Suchart and Yuwadee Akkavibul in July 2002.
www.ahrchk.net /ua/mainfile.php/2004/886   (1471 words)

  
 Meeting of Informal School for Burmese Migrant Worker in Thailand
Bussaba led the 4 Thai-Raman people as a group, representing the migrant workers’ school in Bangkadee Mon village, met 4 officials from Bang Kun Thieng District Informal Education Department led by the Departmental Director Mr.
According to Thai-Raman volunteers, the district Informal Education Departmental authorities agreed to help the migrant workers’ education and cooperation to reach the process of official operation of migrant workers’ schools.
In secondary and high, they teach special subjects to educate workers in order to use in their daily works.
www.ibiblio.org /obl/docs3/IMNA2005-05-29.htm   (444 words)

  
 Open Letter to the San Diego Police Chief - RE: Dragging Death of Mexican Migrant Worker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Prior to you taking command of the police department there was a horrific dragging murder of an undocumented migrant worker from Oaxaca, Mexico in the tomato fields of North San Diego County and within the jurisdiction of your police department.
The horrific dragging death, possibly using a vehicle, occurred on July 2, 2000, just 3 days before 5 other Mexican migrant workers were brutally beaten by 8 youths who live adjacent to the farming area.
The official autopsy report of the murdered Mexican migrant worker, Venancio Juarez-Medina, by the Department of the Medical Examiner was quite clear as to the cause of death.
www.aztlan.net /letter_sdpolicechief.htm   (358 words)

  
 Foreign worker - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A foreign worker (cf expatriate), is a person who works in a country other than the one of which he or she is a citizen.
Most commonly, it refers to economic migrants, who typically travel (either legally or illegally) to a country with better job prospects than the one in which they hold citizenship.
Sometimes the host country sets up a real advertising program in order to invite foreign workers, as did the Federal Republic of Germany in the 1960s, when over one million of so-called guest workers (Gastarbeiter) were attracted, mostly from Italy, Spain or Turkey.
www.voyager.in /Migrant_worker   (322 words)

  
 Fiesta honors Hispanic migrant worker heritage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Attitudes attitude toward Hispanics and migrant workers have certainly changed since 1943, said Plainview resident Alfonso Sandoval.
Many migrant workers are now given water and access to bathrooms while in the fields, Sandoval said.
Reyes and her colleague Angel Zamora travel a 15-county area to visit migrant workers.
www.lubbockonline.com /news/072897/fiesta.htm   (456 words)

  
 Plight of the Migrant Worker
Born into a family of migrant workers in Brawley, California, a town thirty miles from the Mexican border, Dr. Chacon spent his childhood picking fruit, sleeping on a dirt floor, to earn barely enough wages for he and his family to survive.
Following the end of a grape season in Fresno, Chacon would return to a barn in Brawley, divided by boxes, which housed not only his family, but his aunt and her husband and children.
Chacon understood the importance of living a life for the community, instead of the individual, as he learned the value of self-discipline and strength of character as a farm worker.
www.scu.edu /diversity/migrant.html   (533 words)

  
 Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" Photographs in the Farm Security Administration Collection: An Overview - ...
The photograph that has become known as "Migrant Mother" is one of a series of photographs that Dorothea Lange made of Florence Owens Thompson and her children in February or March of 1936 in Nipomo, California.
Lange was concluding a month's trip photographing migratory farm labor around the state for what was then the Resettlement Administration.
It is not possible to determine on the basis of the negative numbers (which were assigned later at the Resettlement Administration) the order in which the photographs were taken.
www.loc.gov /rr/print/list/128_migm.html   (817 words)

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