Ahsan Ullah, AKM, Hossain, Mallik & Islam, Kazi Maruful, Migration and Worker Fatalities Abroad, Londres, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 160p.
In recent years, the alarming number of fatalities among migrant workers has stirred up much controversy. Most of the migrants were from countries in the Middle East and South East Asia, and their deaths were the results of unhealthy food habits, mental stress and dangerous working conditions. However, these fatalities are also due to flaws in the policies of the governments of both origin and destination. This book investigates acts of cruelty and abuse against migrant workers which were perpetrated by their employers. The authors argue that migrant workers are often powerless and unprotected by national laws, unearthing new truths on migrant workers as significant economic players.