Thai migrant workers in Israel face serious labor abuses: report

January 21, 2015 4:03 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai agricultural workers in Israel face serious labor rights abuses, including low pay, excessive hours and hazardous conditions, which may have contributed to a disturbing pattern of deaths among them, a report said on Wednesday.

Abusive conditions persist despite improvements in 2011 to the recruitment process for Thai workers, and Israeli laws that set a minimum wage, limit working hours, allow lawful strikes and define standards for housing, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.

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