Migrant workers are an ever-present feature of global supply chains, found in all sectors and all geographies. Low-income migrant workers are amongst the most vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, and are often the least able to assert their rights. For many, a lack of viable options to sustain a livelihood at home increases their willingness to accept poor working conditions abroad. Exploitation of migrant workers can be found at all stages of a typical migration cycle - from recruitment, through employment, and during the return home.
Much of IHRB’s work in this area is focussed on how workers are recruited and in particular the payment of recruitment fees to secure employment.
IHRB migrant worker initiatives include:
- Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity: A key framework for understanding and addressing the challenges facing migrant workers at every stage of the migration cycle.
- Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment: A coalition of leading international companies and expert organisations committed to eradicating the payment of recruitment fees by workers in their supply chains.
21 February 2019
- Briefing: Migrant Workers and Trade Unions
- Briefing: Migrant Worker Wages and Payslips
- Speech: Labour Law Reforms in Qatar - Challenges and Opportunities for Business
- Submission: Progress since the Introduction of the UK Modern Slavery Act
09 July 2019 Bangkok, Thailand
- Event: Is Responsible Recruitment a Challenge in the European Context?
- News: Kevin Hyland OBE Becomes New Chair of The Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment
- News: Nike, Nestlé, Target, MFA join the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment
- News: IHRB Joins UK Anti-Slavery Commissioner in Call for a Central Registry of Modern Slavery Statements
04 February 2019
- Commentary: Seeking Safety, Seeking Opportunity, Seeking Rights - Reflections on the Migrant Caravan in Mexico
- Commentary: 2018 TIP Report: Despite Shortcomings, An Opportunity for Continued Advocacy in Southeast Asia
- Commentary: Confronting Chaos and Confusion on Child and Migrant Rights
- Commentary: Reflections from the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment
19 June 2017
22 May 2017
24 October 2016