Construction & Security Services

Migrant workers are a high-risk group for human trafficking and labour exploitation. And as the construction industry heavily relies on migrant workers, it is at a high-risk to contribute to these issues. In many countries, forced labour practices occur through informal and clandestine recruitment systems involving internal or international migrants. Some recruitment agencies charge workers exorbitant fees, that can even be as high as a year’s worth of salary, to place them in construction jobs abroad. After they migrate, workers can be found in trafficked or forced labour situations where they are tied to one employer without the right to leave or where unlawful deductions are made from their wages.

The Five Corridors Project: Exploring Regulatory and Enforcement Mechanisms and their relationship with Fair Recruitment
GuidancePublications
02 July 2021

More and more people are migrating for work each year, making a vital contribution to the societies and economies that host them. Yet researchers continue to document an array of abusive practices that occur systematically in the recruitment of migrant...

Exploring Intersections of Trafficking in Persons Vulnerability and Environmental Degradation in Forestry and Adjacent Sectors– Mozambique Case Study
Publications
01 August 2020

This report summarises case study research carried out in Mozambique in two sectors linked to deforestation: illicit logging of Pterocarpus Tinctorius in Tete Province and construction of the Cuamba–Mandimba–Lichinga section of the N13 road (part of the Nacala Development Corridor...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
COVID-19 resourcesPublications
20 May 2020

This publication provides an overview of the epidemic of modern slavery and human trafficking, surveys some of ways that these challenges have been negatively transformed by COVID-19, and explores how approaches rooted in principles of computational law can help educate...

Recruitment fees and related costs: What migrant workers from Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Myanmar pay to work in Thailand
Publications
01 April 2020

Thailand has a long history of labour migration, initially as a country of origin, and more recently as a destination country. Today, Thailand is host to the largest number of migrant workers of all ASEAN member states, with approximately 2.8...

Global Flagship Programme Implementation
Publications
01 December 2019

The objective of the IPEC+ Global Flagship Programme – in line with target 8.7 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, adopted by the United Nations in 2015 – is to provide ILO leadership in global efforts to eradicate all forms...

One year to Expo 2020: A Snapshot of UAE Construction Sector and Risks to Vulnerable Workers
Publications
19 October 2019

The Expo 2020 will see an estimated 25 million people visit Dubai as the UAE showcases itself to the world. Yet 12 months ahead of the Expo’s launch, migrant workers on UAE construction sites continue to suffer exploitation and abuse – from heat stress...

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