Crunch Time As UK Prepares For Historic Vote On A New International Law To Protect Domestic Workers

June 13, 2011

From Alertnet (01/06/11):  The British government must stop dragging its feet and fully support a new international convention to protect domestic workers from abuse and slavery, says a coalition of charities and Trade Unions including Anti-Slavery International and Christian Aid.     Read the full article

Government Publishes Consultation On Settlement And Overseas Domestic Workers (Migrants Rights Network 09/06/11):
The UK Border Agency has published today its consultation on ’employment-related settlement, tier 5 and overseas domestic workers’. The proposals aim at restricting the options to settle for non-EU migrants coming to the UK under work related visas. It is also considering abolishing the overseas domestic worker visa. One of the aims of the government with these changes is to increase the number of migrants leaving the UK and therefore bring down the figures for net migration.
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