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15 Apr 2020

International Organization for Migration (UN)

IOM publishes guidance for employers & businesses to strengthen migrant worker protection amid COVID-19 outbreak

“COVID-19: Guidance for employers and business to enhance migrant worker protection during the current health crisis”, 7 April 2020

The [International Organization for Migration (IOM)] document is designed to offer preliminary guidance to employers to enhance their response to the current health crisis brought on by COVID-19 and, in particular, to offer advice to establish effective protections for migrant workers in employer operations and supply chains. [The guidance] is a “living document” and will be updated regularly for the duration of the pandemic.

[The guidance covers]: General considerations…, enhancing [workplace] safety and health…, mitigating stress and anxiety…, promoting universal access to health care and insurance…, adapting work arrangements…, adapting…living conditions of migrant workers…, safeguarding the rights of migrant workers…, payment of wages and economic well-being of migrant workers…, access to social protection…, measures to address…unique vulnerability of domestic workers…, combating xenophobia and social exclusion…, ensuring ethical recruitment…, return of migrant workers during the pandemic…, communicating with migrant workers…, enhancing…compliance monitoring and supply chain due diligence, [plus further resources]…

[Follow links to the full IOM guidance]