Serbia -Human trafficking of workers -November 21, 2013

With only a few months ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, construction companies continue to abuse migrant workers who are building for the big event. A group of Serbian workers who had returned from their precarious situation in Sochi turned to the trade union Nezavisnost for help. The workers told the union that they had been working for 10 to 14 hours a day, seven days a week and were not provided with the appropriate documentation by the company Novi Gorod. The Serbian anti-trafficking organisation ASTRA has received many calls for help after being abused by Novi Gorod and other companies in Sochi, working for little or sometimes no pay at all. The workers are recruited through brokers and they are promised that the work and residence permit and employment contract will be settled in Russia. However, upon arrival the employer often refuses to process their visas and they are forced to work undocumented in the country.

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