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Transformative Technology for Migrant Workers: Opportunities, Challenges and Risks (Open Society Foundations, 2018)

— theme: Labour migration policy
— country: Global
— type: Reports

Across the world, low-waged migrant workers encounter abuses of their labor rights and other forms of mistreatment at all stages of the migration process. This includes deceptive practices by recruitment agencies, underpayment and poor and unsafe working conditions at their site of employment, and other exploitative practices that may amount to criminal forced labor or human trafficking offenses.Abuses are often underpinned by profound power and information asymmetries between migrant workers and their recruiters, employers, and other intermediaries. A range of structural forces drive exploitation of migrant workers. Fundamentally, these include a global economy and globalized supply chains and labor markets in which there is demand for ever-cheaper goods and services produced with low labor costs. Demand for jobs among low-waged migrant workers generally outweighs the number of jobs available, exacerbating migrant workers’.

Author/Editor
Bassina Farbenblum, Laurie Berg and Angela Kintominas
Publishing Year
2017
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