Zero Fees for Decent Work



This campaign is coordinated by the Working Group on Labour Migration and Recruitment, together with other networks.

Across the world, unscrupulous recruitment agencies and their sub-agents charge workers high fees to connect them with foreign employers.

To pay these fees, migrant workers and their families take on large debts at high interest rates. These debts can take many months—sometimes years—to pay back.

Workers who find that their working conditions and wages are not what they were promised, or who are subject to rights violations, rarely complain. They do not want to risk being fired and sent home before they have paid their recruitment debts.

Recruitment fees for workers have been documented to result in forced labour and debt bondage.


The coordinators of the Working Group on Labour migration and Recruitment - email