Migrant Workers

Business and Migration - Strengthening Migrant Worker Protections in the Supply Chain

Meeting Report, 09 April 2010

By Frances House, Deputy Chief Executive, IHRB

Business Migration

This roundtable was the first in a series, convening companies and other stakeholders to address issues of migrant worker protection in the supply chain. The meeting brought together 35 representatives from global retail brands, the recruitment industry, NGOs, international trade unions and government to explore:

  1. risk mapping and mitigation by individual companies;
  2. possibilities for collective action between brands, suppliers and recruitment agencies; and
  3. collective engagement with government in both sending and receiving countries on matters of migration policy germane to the private sector. The accompanying full report gives a comprehensive account of the rich and detailed discussion of the meeting and lists participating companies and organisations.

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