Mexico should invest in enforcement to ensure fair recruitment for its overseas workers

Report into Mexico-Canada recruitment practices calls on Mexico authorities to invest in its enforcement of private recruitment agencies and to negotiate so that employers pay all recruitment fees associated with Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program.

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México debe invertir en el cumplimiento de la legislación para garantizar la contratación equitativa de sus trabajadores y trabajadoras en el extranjero

Un informe sobre las prácticas de contratación en el corredor México-Canadá insta a las autoridades mexicanas a procurar que las agencias de contratación privadas cumplan con la legislación vigente, y a negociar para que los empleadores paguen todas las comisiones de contratación vinculadas al Programa de Trabajadores Agrícolas Temporales de Canadá.

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台灣應該對其招聘移工的做法進行徹底改革

關於招聘做法的報告,建議台灣徹底廢除移工支付的仲介費,並為家戶移工提供勞動法保護。

今天,FairSquare Projects 在一份長達102頁的關於台灣和菲律賓招聘移工做法的報告中指出,台灣政府應取消所有外籍勞移工的服務費,並實施一系列其他改革,以便確實改善在台就業的移工的勞動條件。

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Taiwan should overhaul recruitment practices for foreign workers

Report into recruitment practices recommends that manpower agency fees be abolished and domestic workers provided labour law protection.

The Taiwanese authorities should abolish all monthly service fees for foreign workers and implement a series of other reforms in order to significantly improve conditions for foreign workers in the country, FairSquare said today in a 102-page report into recruitment practices in Taiwan and the Philippines.

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Philippines should do more to incentivize fair and ethical recruitment

Report into recruitment practices recommends that Philippine authorities abolish all recruitment fees for overseas workers and set up a taskforce to investigate licensed recruitment agencies.

The Philippine authorities should abolish all recruitment fees for its overseas workers, in line with internationally accepted definitions, and implement a series of other reforms to effectively incentivize fair and ethical recruitment in the country, FairSquare Projects said today in a 102-page report into recruitment practices in Taiwan and the Philippines.

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Launch of Five Corridors Project

Multi-country study urges wealthy states to take the strain to ensure fair recruitment of migrant workers and prevent abuse

“Five Corridors” Report into recruitment practices in nine countries urges destination states to do more to incentivize fair recruitment, and calls for the end of tied visa systems and discriminatory exclusions from labour protections. Origin states should fully enforce “zero fee” policies for their nationals.

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Business and human rights in Saudi Arabia

Guidance for businesses operating in Saudi Arabia

FairSquare has collaborated with Amnesty International on the production of new guidance for businesses operating in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia has been seeking support from international investors and businesses to help deliver its flagship Vision 2030, with its expansive development plans capped by a set of “giga-projects” designed to spearhead the development of whole new economic sectors.

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New FairSquare Policy Brief on migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

New Policy Brief on migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

In a new policy brief released this month, FairSquare finds that the issue of migrant worker rights is likely to become ever more salient for the Saudi Arabian government in coming years.

With hundreds of thousands of migrants needed to construct the giga-projects that sit at the heart of the Crown Prince’s Vision 2030 strategic plan, international attention on this issue is certain to increase in the coming years. Until now migrant workers’ rights have rarely been given prominence, as external focus on the country has mainly centred around freedom of expression, women’s rights and the death penalty. Now flagship projects like Neom, the Red Sea Project and the leisure city of Qiddiya are likely to change all that.

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