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NEWS: Leading retailers commit to responsible recruitment in tackle modern slavery statements

A report from Ergon Associates,  ‘Modern Slavery Reporting: is there evidence of progress?’, reviews the modern slavery statements of 150 businesses and finds those companies taking the lead on reducing modern slavery are committing to the development of new policies on fair recruitment for migrant workers.  “From our conversations and work with companies it is clear that… Read more »

NEWS: Over a hundred apparel and footwear companies commit to responsible recruitment

Developed in conjunction with the American Apparel & Footwear Association and the Fair Labor Association, 123 apparel and footwear companies have signed an Apparel & Footwear Industry Commitment to Responsible Recruitment. Each signatory commits to ensuring no worker pays for their job; workers retain control of their travel documents and have full freedom of movement;… Read more »

NEWS: Governments prioritise responsible recruitment to tackle modern slavery

The UK together with the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia has agreed four key principles for nations to implement to tackle modern slavery in global supply chains. One of those four principles is focused on promoting responsible recruitment policies and practices; in particular, governments are encouraged to: advance responsible recruitment practices, including by implementing… Read more »

NEWS: Addressing gaps in protection for migrant workers – report

Published in June 2018, Addressing Gaps in Protection for Migrant Workers, published by the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) illustrates the complex nexus between migrant workers from Nepal, labour brokers and the labour users in Gulf States. The report finds that even with policies to protect workers from exploitative recruitment practices in the labour… Read more »