Date: February 23, 2023

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 GMT

Please join the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Migrant Justice Institute, Solidarity Center, the ILAW Network and MIDEQ for a global discussion on the ways in which unions are successfully supporting migrant workers to achieve labour justice. Around the world, migrant workers are routinely subject to exploitation and forced labour, including wage theft.

Unions can play a critical role in holding employers and supply chain businesses to account and ensuring migrant workers can obtain redress. Hear from unions about their strategies and recent achievements in recovering unpaid wages of migrant workers in different regions of the world.

Confirmed speakers

  • Philipp Schwertmann, Arbeit und Leben DGB/VHS (Germany)
  • Kıvanç Eliaçık, DISK (Turkey)
  • Edwin Atema, FNV (Netherlands)
  • Vivienne Wiles, CFMMEU (Australia)
  • Bassina Farbenblum, Migrant Justice Institute (Australia/global)
  • Irem Arf, ITUC - Moderator

To learn more about Migrant Justice Institute’s work on migrant workers' access to justice for wage theft, including our recent global study of promising initiatives enabling migrant workers to recover unpaid wages, please see our project webpage.

This event was originally published via the Migrant Justice Initiative.