Labour migration has been an important factor supporting the growth and development of the Southeast Asian region, filling labour shortages in countries of destination and providing much needed employment opportunities for workers in countries of origin. However, in spite of migrant workers’ vital role in increasing the region’s labour market efficiency, they are often subjected to abuses during recruitment and employment and are unable to make use of the social protection benefits to which they are entitled. This webinar examines the experiences and challenges of migrant workers in countries of origin and destination, and explore how businesses can play key roles in promoting responsible migration and decent work. During the webinar, Dr Darian McBain will speak on “Human Trafficking in the Thailand’s Seafood Industries”, Dr Wako Asato will touch on the “Migration Policy Reform and its Implementation in Japan”, Professor Reiko Ogawa will examine “Southeast Asian Migrant Workers in Japanese Long-term Care Facilities”, and Dr Lee Hwok Aun will talk about “Migrant Labour and Social Protection in Malaysia”. Dr Akihiro Ueda is the moderator of the webinar.
Time: Wednesday, 16 September 2020, GMT 1.30am (Tokyo 10.30am – 12pm, Singapore 9.30am – 11am)