Publications on labour migration

July 2017

  1. Publication

    Access to justice for migrant workers in South-East Asia

    28 July 2017

    This report analyses access to justice for migrant workers in South-East Asia and provides recommendations for improving complaint mechanisms for labour rights abuses.

June 2017

  1. Publication

    Work permits and employment of Syrian refugees in Jordan: towards formalising the work of Syrian refugees

    28 June 2017

    The general objective of this assessment is to gain a better understanding of the impact work permits have on the employment of Syrian workers in Jordan. It utilises data gathered from questionnaires and focus group discussions with Syrian workers, with and without permits, to better understand the challenges and opportunities they face.

  2. Publication

    Towards the right to work: a guidebook for designing IPEP, background and experiences from the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon

    22 June 2017

    The objective of this guidebook is to provide Lebanese background and experiences from the current context adding to the ILO guidebook for designing innovative Public Employment Programmes. Lebanon is experiencing a growing labour supply and increasing pressure on the labour market as a result of the Syrian refugee crisis.

  3. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 92

    Migrant and cities: Research report on recruitment, employment, and working conditions of domestic workers in China

    20 June 2017

May 2017

  1. C188 Report

    Gap analysis of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), and Thai national laws, regulations and other measures concerning conditions of work on board fishing vessels

    30 May 2017

    This gap analysis of C188 was prepared by an inter-disciplinary team of the ILO, including staff of the EU-funded Ship to Shore Rights Project, following extensive consultations conducted by the ILO in partnership with the Ministry of Labour. This analysis has been presented to the Government and social partners for validation and the results are a reflection of this process of close tripartite consultation and engagement.

  2. P29 Report

    Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, and the fishing and seafood processing industries in Thailand

    30 May 2017

    This document was prepared by an inter-disciplinary team of the ILO, including staff of the EU-funded Ship to Shore Rights Project, following extensive consultations conducted by the ILO in partnership with the Ministry of Labour. This analysis has been presented to the Government and social partners for validation and the results are a reflection of this process of close tripartite consultation and engagement.

  3. Special 2017 issue

    World of Work magazine: Migration should be a choice

    24 May 2017

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights themes discussed by the ILO’s 106th International Labour Conference (ILC), including migration.

  4. GLP Report

    Good Labour Practices Programme Report

    23 May 2017

    The EU-funded Ship to Shore Rights Project is charged with a revision and expansion of the 2012 Good Labour Practices Programme (GLP) which taught workplace labour standards in the Thai shrimp-peeling industry. A revised programme must respond to the urgent changes in the Thai and global seafood industries in the last few years.

  5. Publication

    Employment Situation in Latina America and the Caribbean (nº16)

    11 May 2017

    New ECLAC-ILO report indicates that the increase in average regional unemployment in 2016 was the biggest annual rise in two decades. It also includes an analysis regarding the characteristics of immigrants’ insertion in the world of work.

  6. 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.