The Labor Ministry building in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The 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, the Labor Ministry said it was attempting to improve work conditions for migrant domestic workers through a draft law submitted to the Cabinet. The bill also prevents employers who have previously mistreated migrant domestic workers from hiring a new worker.
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