A Bangladeshi garment worker is seen standing in the room she shares with other seven colleagues in a factory dormitory in Jordan

What role can international labour standards and the ILO play in the protection of migrant workers’ wages?

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The ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) has identified non-payment of wages, delayed payment of as key modern-day wage protection issues that can also lead to debt bondage and forced labour, with migrant workers being especially vulnerable. This event presents a new ILO guidance note on the protection of wages for migrant workers.

Key moments

playMiriam Boudraa - Introduction
Duration: 0:40
playMichelle Leighton
Duration: 5:45
playKaterine Landuyt presents the Guidance Note: Wage Protection for Migrant Workers
Duration: 14:59
playRobert Hortle
Duration: 5:46
playIrem Arf
Duration: 9:14

Opening Remarks

Michelle Leighton
Labour Migration Branch Chief
International Labour Organization (ILO)

Presentation of the ILO guidance note on the protection of migrant workers’ wages

Katerine Landuyt
Technical Specialist, Labour Migration Branch
International Labour Organization (ILO)


Robert Hortle
Commissioner of the Victorian Wages Inspectorate, Government of Australia
Irem Arf
Migration Policy Advisor
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Bassina Farbenblum
Founder of Migrant Justice Institute
Henriette McCool
Social Innovation and Human Rights Manager at VINCI

Closing remarks

Patrick Belser
Wage Specialist, ILO Inclusive Labour Markets, Labour Relations and Working Conditions Branch
International Labour Organization (ILO)


Miriam Boudraa
Senior Programme Officer
International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO)