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Migrant workers rights multi-stakeholder roundtable

Issues Employment Relationship Forced Labor Health Safety & Environment

On August 5, 2009, FLA and the Malaysian Bar Council held a multi-stakeholder roundtable discussion in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Participants discussed issues surrounding migrant workers in Malaysia and included 37 representatives from international brands, local garment suppliers, and representatives from local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and trade unions.

Break-out sessions allowed attendees to discuss:

1. recruitment of migrant workers, including the use of agencies;
2. employment contracts with migrant workers;
3. health care for migrant workers;
4. retrenchment processes of migrant workers and cancellation of work permits;
5. freedom of movement

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