Migrant workers and Lebanese rally for workers' right during a march from Dora to Monot in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, April 29, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon's Labor Ministry flatly rejected Monday a proposal calling for the creation of a union for migrant domestic workers.Under the system, migrant workers must be sponsored by a Lebanese employer in order for them to work in the country.In its statement Monday, the Labor Ministry said that it was attempting to improve work conditions for migrant domestic workers through a draft law submitted to the Cabinet.The law also prevents employers who have previously mistreated migrant domestic workers from hiring a new worker.
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