Migrant workers are an ever-present feature of global supply chains. They work in all sectors and all geographies. Low-skilled migrant workers are however amongst the most vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Compounding this, they are also often among 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 risks inherent to migrating for work abroad. 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 the:
- 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 eradiciating the payment of recruitment fees by workers in their supply chains.
- Responsible Recruitment Gateway: Open source tools and resources to support companies in implementing the Employer Pays Principle.
- Staff Wanted Initiative: A programme focussed on the UK hotel industry to promote and protect the rights of hotel workforces.
20 July 2017
- Meeting Report: Annual Leadership Forum for Responsible Recruitment
- Video: M&S and UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Open Leadership Forum for Responsible Recruitment
- Submission: Inquiry into an Australian Modern Slavery Act
- Submission: Letter to G20 Employment Working Group
News & Events
18 June 2017
- Event: Annual Leadership Forum for Responsible Recruitment
- News: Research into the Facilities Management Sector Launched
- News: Launch of the Responsible Recruitment Gateway
- News: IHRB at the Global Forum on Migration and Development
19 June 2017
22 May 2017
24 October 2016