Publications on forced labour

September 2017

  1. Report

    Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage

    19 September 2017

    The 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery focus on two main issues: forced labour and forced marriage. The estimate of forced labour comprises forced labour in the private economy, forced sexual exploitation of adults and commercial sexual exploitation of children, and state-imposed forced labour.

  2. Report

    The Migrant Recruitment Industry: Profitability and unethical business practices in Nepal, Paraguay and Kenya

    13 September 2017

    This publication documents the process of foreign recruitment in case-study migration corridors across different regions. The result of the research brings to the fore the abuse of migrant workers by recruiters and seeks to contribute to broadening the choices workers have to find decent work at home and abroad.

August 2017

  1. Publication

    Garment Factory Characteristics and Workplace Sexual Harassment

    09 August 2017

  2. Publication

    50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery

    09 August 2017

  3. Publication

    Promoting Collective Bargaining:Collective Bargaining Convention, 1981 (No. 154), Collective Bargaining Recommendation, 1981 (No. 163)

    08 August 2017

July 2017

  1. Publication

    Policy Brief on Practices and Regulations of Recruitment to Garment Work

    24 July 2017

    The policy brief maps common recruitment practices and regulations observed along recruitment pathways to garment and textile work in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Jordan and Lebanon.

  2. Publication

    Policy Brief on Practices and Regulations of Recruitment to Domestic Work

    24 July 2017

    The policy brief highlights common recruitment practices and regulations observed along recruitment pathways to domestic work in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Jordan and Lebanon.

May 2017

  1. Sustainable Development Goals

    Trade Union Reference Manual on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    08 May 2017

    This reference manual, seeks to assist trade union leaders, members and sympathizers, in their engagement in these national strategies for sustainable development.

  2. Publication

    Employer-Migrant Worker Relationships in the Middle East: Exploring scope for internal labour market mobility and fair migration

    04 May 2017

    Reforming migrant worker visa-sponsorship schemes in the Middle East can benefit the economies of receiving countries as well as the migrant workers themselves.

March 2017

  1. Violence and Harassment at Work

    Violence and Harassment against Women and Men in the World of Work-Trade Union Perspective and Action

    08 March 2017

    Violence against women and men in the world of work is an abuse of power that affects the most marginalised workers. Women are disproportionately affected where unequal power relations, low pay, non-standard working conditions and other workplace abuses expose them to violence in the world of work. This report draws on the work of Global Union Federations and 35 national case studies from different sectors and countries across the world to show that through collective agreements, workplace policies and negotiations, campaigns and awareness raising, trade unions have taken constructive steps to tackle violence in the world of work. A key objective of the report is to promote a systematic approach to prevention and elimination of violence and harassment at work and to inform trade unions in building a strong position for the development of a standard-setting item at the International Labour Conference in 2018.