Monday, February 14, 2005

Sierra Leone: labourers bound for Iraq

From the Feb 3 issue of the Standard Times (Freetown)....

Check out how much they're being paid!
According to the [labour ministry] officials, 750 of them [Sierra Leoneans] would eventually fulfill the prerequisite medical conditions and allowed to depart as the first set of Sierra Leoneans who will be opportuned to work as cleaners, gardeners, caterers, etc., for a monthly remuneration of $175.00 and an allowance of $20.00.

[...] The ESS Support Service Worldwide is an agency that works in close concert with the British army and has its headquarters in Jordan. (source)