London Met research staff co-author report on regulation of labour market intermediaries
The School of Social Sciences research staff have co-authored a report about the regulation of labour market intermediaries and the role of social partners in preventing trafficking of labour.
The report, which was co-written by London Met Senior Research Fellow Dr Anna Paraskevopoulou, Andrea Fromm and Nick Clark, was launched in Brussels in April 2016. It explores the role of public authorities and the activities of social partners in regulating labour market intermediaries across member states, highlighting the effectiveness or otherwise of different registration or licensing schemes.
The overall aim of the report was to contribute to the development of a best-practice guide for public authorities to encourage better monitoring and enforcement of regulations deterring trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation.
The research identified four sectors, which across most countries were linked to problems with trafficking for labour, including agriculture, construction, domestic work, and hotels and restaurants.
You can read the full report on the Eurofound website.