Labour migration resources

July 2020

  1. Study on the recruitment and placement of migrant fishers from Indonesia: an ILO working paper

    30 July 2020

    This study is based on research was commissioned to address one of the key concerns of the Indonesian Government and stakeholders: the protection of Indonesian migrant fishers. Under the Indonesian Medium-Term Development Plan 2015–2019, a recruitment and placement system that protects migrant workers, particularly for those with skills in areas with market demand, is to be prioritized.

  2. ILO supported initiative receives recognition for service to returning migrants during Covid-19

    17 July 2020

    The Republic of the Union of Myanmar National League of Volunteers presented Samaritans Purse Migrant Assistance Centre with a certificate of recognition for services to prevent Covid-19.

  3. Indonesia and Thailand to strengthen their port inspection to combat trafficking and forced labour at sea

    15 July 2020

    To combat forced labour and human trafficking onboard fishing vessels in the Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Thailand, with support from the ILO, took a step to develop a bilateral protocol on port State inspection on foreign fishing vessels.

  4. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Notes

    15 July 2020

    TRIANGLE in ASEAN works with labour ministries, workers' and employers' organizations, recruitment agency associations, civil society organizations in six countries in ASEAN; Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Below Quarterly Briefing Notes give an update on our work during the previous quarter.

  5. Handbook for the integration of Indians in France

    10 July 2020

    A guide developed by the ILO for Indian migrants living in France containing useful information on rights and resources. Available in English, Hindi and Punjabi.

  6. The economic contribution of Indian migrants to the EU -Two sector case studies

    10 July 2020

    In an attempt to understand better the drivers and impact of economic contributions of Indian immigrants to destination country economies at a micro level, this study focuses on two country-sector case studies - dairy/cheese industry in Northern Italy and the IT sector in the Netherlands.

  7. Research and publications on labour migration

    03 July 2020

    The TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme conducts applied research on key labour migration issues within South-East Asia to build the knowledge base and advocate for changes to policy and practice. Core to the Programme’s research strategy are studies of working conditions in targeted sectors which identify key gaps in protection of migrants’ labour rights and are used to shape the design of interventions.

  8. Project Advisory Committee (PAC) - Third Meeting

    The third meeting of the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) was held virtually in the presence of government and implementing partner representatives.

  9. Enhancing standard employment contracts for migrant workers in the plantation and domestic work sectors in Malaysia

    02 July 2020

    This paper was prepared for a multi-stakeholder dialogue on the use and application of standard contracts for migrant workers in the domestic and plantation sectors in Malaysia. The paper identifies areas where use and application of standard employment contracts could be strengthened to better protect workers, and includes recommended terms for inclusion in an employment contract.

  10. Malaysia: Review of admission and recruitment practices of Indonesian workers in the plantation and domestic work sectors and related recommendations

    02 July 2020

    Indonesian workers have provided the bulk of the workforce for the plantation and the domestic work sectors in Malaysia, thereby making a significant contribution to the Malaysian economy over the years. This study on the admission and recruitment procedures and practices for Indonesian workers in the two sectors notes that there have been positive legal and regulatory developments on labour migration in Malaysia and Indonesia. It also highlights continuing challenges for migration governance and worker protection. In response, the study makes several recommendations to governments of both Malaysia and Indonesia.