New issue of the Global Labour Right Reporter published
Global Labour Rights Reporter Vol. 3 Issue 1: Protecting the Labour Rights of Migrant Workers and Refugees
The most recent issue of the ILAW Network Journal, the Global Labour Right Reporter: Protecting the Labour Rights of Migrant Workers and Refugees has been launched.
In 2021, the ILO estimated that there are 169 million international migrant workers (meaning those who are employed in a country of which they are not a national) with a rise in the number of young people migrating for employment. As such, migrant workers make up 5% of the global workforce. Migrant workers are among the most vulnerable as they often are excluded from coverage of labour laws, including limitations or exclusions from the right to associate or to collectively bargain. Low wages (when paid) and exposure to dangerous working conditions are also commonplace. Indeed, migrant workers are three times more likely to be victims of forced labor than adult non-migrant labor. Access to labor justice – either in the country in which they work or the country where they are from – is often difficult at best. And these problems are compounded for those who are undocumented migrant workers, many of whom work in the shadows without recourse to labor inspection, administrative bodies or courts.
The articles in this issue of the GLRR focus on creative strategies and wins for migrant workers with eight articles from ILAW members in the US, Italy, Australia, Dominican Republic, Kenya & the UAE, Ukraine, Canada, and the Gulf. These articles discuss regulatory and legislative changes, organizing efforts, and identify on-going challenges for migrant and refugee workers throughout the world.
GUEST EDITOR’S NOTE
PROTECTING THE LABOR RIGHTS OF MIGRANT WORKERS AND REFUGEES
AN AUSTRALIAN PROPOSAL
LAURIE BERG & BASSINA FARBENBLUM
MIGRANT WORKERS’ RIGHT VIOLATIONS: THE NECESSITY FOR LAWYERS TO SEEK COURT INVALIDATION OF THE STATE AUTHORITY TO TIE WORKERS TO SPECIFIC EMPLOYERS
AMANDA AZIZ & EUGÉNIE DEPATIE-PELLETIER
ACHIEVING PROTECTIONS FOR UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS IN THE U.S.: OBSTACLES, MILESTONES, BREAKTHROUGHS
THE VULNERABILITY OF UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANT WORKERS UNDER ITALIAN IMMIGRATION LAW
RITA DAILA COSTA
ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR NON-PAYMENT OF MIGRANT WORKERS’ WAGES IN THE GULF
UKRAINIAN REFUGEES IN POLAND: HOW TO TACKLE ENTRENCHED ABUSE PRACTICES IN A NEW REALITY
IS PORTABLE JUSTICE VIABLE FOR KENYAN MIGRANT DOMESTIC WORKERS IN THE UAE? ASSESSING THE NEED AND DRAWING KEY INSIGHTS FROM THE HONG KONG MODEL
FURAHA-JOY SEKAI SAUNGWEME & PUJA KAPAI
REMEDIATION UNDER SECTION 307 OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DOMINICAN SUGAR INDUSTRY FOR A WORKER-DRIVEN PLAN
ALLIE BRUDNEY & AVERY KELLY