Friday, April 17, 2015

Thousands of Workers Were Denied NYU’s Protections on Abu Dhabi Project, Probe Finds

The Chronicle of Higher Education
April 17th, 2015

One-third of the work force used to build New York University’s campus in Abu Dhabi was not subject to the institution’s enhanced labor protections, an independent investigation has found. But the long-awaited results of the inquiry also state that the college’s commitment to the standards was “real, implemented in good faith, and, to a large measure, effective.”
The report, prepared by the investigative firm Nardello & Company, largely lays the blame on the developer overseeing the project and the contractor it hired for broadly applying an exception to the labor standards to thousands of migrant workers.

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