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Appeal 5: Measures for Addressing Wage Theft A ecting
Millions of Migrant Workers in the Times of COVID-19
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Despite the issue [of wage theft] gaining great visibility among policy makers and generating

meaningful debates and interest, little tangible progress has been made in practice to e ectively
diminish the great burden on the migrant workers and the indignity [migrant workers] are su ering...
as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, workers continue to return, nameless and
faceless, to their countries of origin without their hard-earned wages and bene ts...

we renew our call on the countries of origin and the countries of destination to honour their

commitment to respect, protect and ful ll the rights of migrant workers, taking immediate and
practical measures to remedy wage theft and to ensure justice for a ected migrant workers...
We urge the countries of origin and the countries of destination to make available disaggregated data
collected in the course of addressing wage theft in order to fully assess the exacerbation of the crime
in the time of COVID-19 and to guide and assist the migrant workers in their e orts to recover their
statutory dues...

the measures below o er a number of concrete and tangible steps countries must immediately take
in order to e ectively address wage theft:

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