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.

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

Forced Labour in the Construction Sector
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16 October 2019

KnowTheChain’s Investor snapshot on Forced Labour in the Construction Sector highlights why investors should be concerned about forced labour risks in the construction sector, what the sector is doing to address these risks, and what action investors should be taking....

The 2018 List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor
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20 September 2018

Purpose of this Report The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has produced this eighth edition of the List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor in accordance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPRA), as amended. The TVPRA...

UK Modern Slavery Helpline: Annual Assessment 2017
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16 April 2018

The UK-wide Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre was established in October 2016 to provide victims, the public, statutory agencies and businesses with access to information and support on a 24/7 basis. Operated by Unseen, in its first full year...

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