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British Ambassador in Lebanon Swapped Jobs with Ethiopian Maid

Britain ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher swapped his job with an Ethiopian maid to promote the rights of foreign domestic workers in the country
Ambassador=Domestic worker. Britain ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher swapped his job with an Ethiopian maid to promote the rights of foreign domestic workers in the country

By The Daily Star,

UK Ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher “swapped” jobs with an Ethiopian maid Monday in an effort to promote the rights of migrant workers.

“I’m trading places with Qalkidan, from Ethiopia, tomorrow. We want to highlight the rights of foreign domestic workers in Lebanon,” read a post on Fletcher’s Twitter page Sunday.

On Monday Fletcher posted a photo of himself scrubbing away at a silver pot under an open faucet. “Qalkidan supervises my washing up,” the caption read. Continue reading British Ambassador in Lebanon Swapped Jobs with Ethiopian Maid

South Sudan Bans Employment of Foreign Workers, Orders Replacement by Locals

A ban on employment of all foreigners? South Sudan’s government issues a circular giving one month’s notice to NGOs to stop employing foreigners in ‘critical positions’. It reads: “All non-governmental organisations” must tell “all the aliens working with them in all the positions to cease working.”

By AFP,

AUTHORITIES in South Sudan announced Tuesday a ban on foreign workers, including aid agency staff, and ordered their jobs to be given to locals.

There was no immediate explanation for the ban, which comes as NGOs warn of a looming famine caused by nine months of civil war in the country, which is heavily dependent on foreign aid.

A government statement, published in several newspapers, ordered “all non-governmental organisations, private companies, banks, insurance companies, telecommunication companies, petroleum companies, hotels and lodges working in South Sudan (…) to notify all the aliens working with them in all the positions to cease working as from 15th October.”  Continue reading South Sudan Bans Employment of Foreign Workers, Orders Replacement by Locals