Tag Archives: labour

Kenya should follow Uganda’s refugee labour example

The current refugee population in Kenya is estimated at 600,000, yet refugees in Kenya at present do not have the legal right to work without paying exorbitant fees to access short-term work permits. According to Article 6 of the 1951 Refugee Convention, refugees must be exempt from any requirements to obtain work permits if they […]

Immigration & the UK General Election: lots of hot air, but where’s the substance?

By Erica Consterdine I was asked recently which political party has the most comprehensive immigration policy. I was stumped. Not through ignorance so much as the lack of policy substance announced by any of the parties. Perhaps this simply reflects the age-old strategy of parties keeping their cards close to their chest, and with the […]

Canada’s guest worker problem: Just not going away

When pundits sit down to write the story of the fall of Stephen Harper’s government, will it include the image of a middle-aged waitress from small-town Canada, fighting back tears after losing her job to foreign workers? At the very least, it will register as a turning point, the moment when a long-simmering immigration policy […]