Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Conference Thursday 26th May in London - 'Turning a blind eye: the British state and migrant workers' employment rights'

10am – 4.00pm
Toynbee Hall
28 Commercial St

London E1 6LS

Entitled Turning a blind eye: the British state and migrant workers' it is organised by the Working Lives Research Institute who carried out the research, looking at the enforcement of employment rights for migrant domestic workers in Britain using survey material, individual records from the UKBA and interviews with individual domestic workers.

The reseach uncovers widespread breaches of employment rights and examines the extent to which these can be, or are, detected and rectified by the State's enforcement bodies.

Speakers include:

· Dr Bridget Anderson, Centre for Migration Policy and Society, Oxford
  University, author of "Doing the Dirty Work? The Global Politics of Domestic
  Labour" (London: Zed Books, Jan. 2000)
· Richard Murphy, Tax Research UK, founder of the Tax Justice Network
· Marissa Begonia, Justice for Domestic Workers (J4DW)
· Paul Whitehouse, Chair, Gangmasters Licensing Authority
· Professor John Gabriel, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences,
  London Metropolitan University
· Leading speaker from Unite the Union· Nick Clark & Leena Kumarappan, authors
  of the  WLRI report “Turning a Blind Eye

This will be a participatory event where contributions from participants will be
encouraged. Space is limited to 100, so you are advised to register early. Registration
is free, and lunch will be provided.

Email to register
your place, with your name, organisation, and contact details.
The conference will launch new research into the experience of migrant domestic workers in the UK and their employment rights.

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