Welcome to our Recruitment Reform online forum!
These forums are designed for discussions aimed at:
- Developing global policy positions and recommendations on Recruitment Reform
- Exploring existing civil society initiatives to improve the situation of migrant workers throughout the recruitment process
- Identify key areas for advocacy in our Recruitment Reform campaign
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Globally, a number of migrant labour recruitment corridors are governed by government-to-government (G2G) agreements—for example, South Korea’s Employment Permit System (EPS), which facilitates labour migration to South Korea from 15 countries of origin; Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (CSAWP), which has facilitated labour migration to Canada from Mexico and the Caribbean since 1966. Such agreements are designed such that the governments of the origin and destination country facilitate the recruitment and deployment of workers.
However, human and labour rights protections are not always built into G2G agreements, as they are primarily designed with labour market needs as the priority. In addition, competition among countries of origin to secure places for their workers in destination country markets has been documented to result in government blacklisting, intimidation, and other unethical practices among government officials.
To develop our thinking and analysis on the benefits and drawbacks of the various G2G recruitment modalities, the Open Working Group on Labour Migration & Recruitment invites you to participate in our online discussion. We encourage you to consider the following questions and to include inputs on specific recruitment corridors.
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