La Strada News
The coronavirus pandemic has changed not only the situation on the labor market. Labor legislation is also being adapted to the new realities. Including Belarusian one. In this article, we want to talk about changes that also affect migrants working in Belarus.
Are you a foreigner or a foreign woman legally working in Belarus, and have you faced unfair and illegal treatment by a Belarusian employer: dismissal or non-payment of wages? We will tell you what to do in this situation.
During the pandemic, Belarusians working in other countries turned out to be one of the most vulnerable categories. During this period, the number of appeals to La Strada Program on the difficult situations and violations committed by foreign employers has grown 3 times.
Lockdowns, travel restrictions, resource cutbacks and other measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus are putting victims of human trafficking at risk of further exploitation, while organized crime networks could further profit from the pandemic, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The purpose of this survey - available in 25 languages - is to provide insights on the impact of the coronavirus on human trafficking. There are two versions of the survey, one aimed at survivors of trafficking and the other aimed at NGO/IGO staff.
The new situation has a particularly negative impact on marginalized communities, including thousands of migrants that work in Europe in low paid and exploitative jobs, supporting European countries to plug their labour shortfalls.