Posts Tagged ‘migrant workers

05
Oct
09

Could migrant wokers pull the world out of recession?

workersThis is a subject that comes up quite often during our editorial meetings. Two weeks ago we did a programme from Calais where a camp called ‘The Jungle’ was shut down by the French government.

Some of you reacted to the Afghan refugees on the program asking them to go home because if they do make it across the Channel to Britain, they’ll become a burden on the health and housing system. Some of you also mentioned that many have lost their jobs due to recession so there aren’t enough jobs to go around for new people, especially that the new people are illegal migrants. Continue reading ‘Could migrant wokers pull the world out of recession?’

12
Jun
09

Send me the money

_44183359_moneycount1_apDoes your income rely on money sent from a family member working abroad ? Have you travelled away from home to find a job to help support your family ?

If so, you are part of a hugely important area of the world economy – remittances. Last year, an estimated 305 billion dollars of remittances were sent around the globe.

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