The migration of workers to other countries is crucial to the economies of both India and the host countries. A major area of concern is unscrupulous and unethical recruitment intermediaries who prey on poorly informed migrants and charge extortionate fees in order to secure jobs overseas.
commitment towards ethical recruitment would mitigate both employer
detriment and improve worker welfare. Most of the unethical practices
that take place are because of unscrupulous third party mediation
resulting in increased costs of migration and vulnerability of the
migrant and lowering overall productivity" said A. Didar Singh,
Secretary General of FICCI in a statement.
IOM and FICCI are committed to working together with governments, employers, like-minded intermediaries and civil society to develop practical solutions to the global problem of unfair and unethical recruitment.
"The partnership between IOM and FICCI is an important step toward making labour migration safer and more efficient. Eliminating abusive practices and excessive costs is necessary for well-functioning international labour mobility and for the protection of migrant workers. The private sector has an important role to play in this process and this partnership will help bring key stakeholders into the dialogue." said the Director-General of IOM, William Lacy Swing.
IOM is the leading international
organization concerned with migration committed to improved migration
governance through safe, efficient and orderly migration. The
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry is the voice
of India's business and industry and has established partnerships
with over 200 industry associations and the Government of India.