‘Driving Behaviour Change of Recruiters, Suppliers, and Job Seekers Toward Ethical Recruitment, Critical Roles of Global Buyers & Grassroots Actors’, by Rende Taylor, Lisa Maria and Ohnmar Ei Ei Chaw, Issara Institute, 2018

Report description:

This report details the work and findings of the work of the Issara Institute in Myanmar and Thailand on driving more ethical recruitment systems and empowering jobseekers with ‘facts, knowledge, and choices’ so that they can more successfully navigate their work journeys.  The report details the positive role and high level of trust jobseekers have of Civil Society Organisations and the effectiveness of technology, specifically phone based, in empowering jobseekers. The report also highlights the recruitment fees most jobseekers personally incur and the urgency in making ‘zero fee’ recruitment for jobseekers the norm, as well as the issues with Myanmar and Thai government policies in improving ethical recruitment and jobseeker empowerment.

Read the report here: http://media.wix.com/ugd/5bf36e_4620b33fdea7485382683dd927a97378.pdf

‘Towards the urgent elimination of hazardous child labour’, International Labour Organisation

Report description:

This report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) builds upon a previous report from the ILO published in 2011 called ‘Children in hazardous work: What we know, what we need to do (ILO-IPEC, 2011)’. This new report is said to  be based on new evidence ‘aiding better understanding of why this worst form of child labour persists and uncovering new interventions that might have more chance of eliminating it’. It was estimated by the ILO in 2017 that there were 152 million children in child labour and that almost 73 million of these were engaged in hazardous work.

Read the report here: https://www.ilo.org/ipec/Informationresources/WCMS_IPEC_PUB_30315/lang–en/index.htm?mc_cid=01c926b680&mc_eid=4743844cbe

A Matter of Taste – STOP THE TRAFFIK Australian Coalitions Chocolate report

For 10 years STOP THE TRAFFICK Australian Coalition has been campaigning with the chocolate industry to help stop slavery in the production of cocoa in West Africa – particularly Cote d’Ivoire. In 2017 we worked with the 3 largest Certifying Companies (Fair-trade, Rain Forest Alliance and UTZ – the last 2 have just amalgamated) and the 6 largest chocolate companies (Mondelez, Nestle, Mars, Hershey, Ferrero, Lindt) to see what they are doing to help prevent and eradicate slavery in their chain of supply.

There are 3 versions of the report

1. An infographic

2. An Executive Summary

3. The Full Report

It is a rare insight into what is being done, and an assessment on what needs to be done.

all 3 can be viewed and downloaded at: 

www.stopthetraffik.com.au/chocreport/