Authorities in the Seychelles have announced a six-month moratorium on the recruitment of Bangladeshi nationals coming to work in the country because of allegations of abuse at the workplace.
“We have noticed lately that there have been a lot of issues with regards to foreign workers and the way they are being recruited. What happened is that they are being subjected to abuse when they come to Seychelles,” Jules Baker, the principal secretary of employment told the press on Tuesday.
Baker said, “The moratorium will last for 6 months for us to review all companies that employ Bangladeshi. There are approximately 1,724 of them and this includes businessmen, traders, and investors. They are also involved in the illegal recruitment of workers by taking huge amounts of money.”