New Report Assesses Labour Exploitation Risks for Filipino Migrants to the EU

14 April 2021
Research Innovation

A new report by Verité outlines the labour risks faced by migrants from the Philippines to Europe. The report assesses risks both during the recruitment and hiring process, as well as those that arise during employment. The report specifically examined sectors where a high number of Filipino workers are employed in Europe, namely fishing, seafaring and domestic work. The report found a number of risks faced by migrants, including: illegal and excessive recruitment fees; deceptive recruitment and/or contract substitution; and excessive working hours. The report further notes two underlying causes that drive most of the labour risks: 1) use of unlicensed or unauthorized agents during the recruitment process; and 2) bypassing of formal migration and employment channels. The report also provides recommendations for governments, the private sector and civil society for interventions that can help mitigate these risks. The report is available here.

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