ETI, the Ethical Trading Initiative has today called on governments and employers to recognise the value that migrant workers bring, and ensure that they are properly protected at work.
An ILO estimate in 2019 suggested that 169 million of those who migrated did so for work, typically because there were few good options where they live.
Peter McAllister, ETI Director said
"So many of the globally traded goods and services we rely on depend on migrant labour, whether in farming, apparel and textile, manufactured goods or services, like hospitality and care.
Yet too often, migrant workers are exploited, their wages stolen, the value of their work gets conflated with asylum seeking or illegal border crossing.
Migrant workers are entitled to the same rights at work as other workers, and recourse should they be exploited."