‘Responsible Recruitment & Migrant Workers’
Webinar: 11 March 2020
London, UK / Hong Kong. [Updated 11 March 2020] On 11th March 2020 3:30pm – 4:30pm (HKT / GMT +8) The Mekong Club, a leader uniting and mobilising the private sector for a common cause to disrupt and end modern slavery, and Human Rights at Sea, the independent human rights charitable NGO challenging abuse at sea, are joining together to present a public webinar: ‘International Migration to Malaysia & Taiwan: Challenges and Promising Practises‘. This is part of the Mekong Club’s series lead on ‘Responsible Recruitment & Migrant Workers’.
Key Topics covered will be:
- Current and past trends of use of migrant labour, handling and remediation in the Taiwanese fishing sector and the Malaysian manufacturing sector.
- Risks and vulnerabilities of migrant workers: case studies from the ground.
- The role of recruitment agencies – the ‘good, bad and ugly’.
- Recent legal and policy developments nationally and internationally.
- Best and promising practices.
Recent work undertaken by HRAS in this area includes:
- Ending Exploitative Recruitment Fees for Seafarers and Fishers in the Maritime Sector
- Taiwan Fisheries Human Rights Baseline Study Report
- Labour Disputes, Power Imbalance and Vulnerability of Migrant Fishermen in Taiwan’s Fishing Industry
- Manning Agents & UK Fisheries: An Investigative Report & Case Study of Non-EEA crew from the Philippines
[11 Mar 20] WEBINAR SLIDES – NOW AVAILABLE
Download the presentation slides given for the 11 March Mekong Club webinar: ‘International Migration to Malaysia & Taiwan: Challenges and Promising Practises‘.