Migrant Forum in Asia
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Crying Out for Justice Vol. 4

The Justice for Wage Theft Campaign, now entering its fourth year, has been a steadfast response to the pervasive and enduring issue of wage theft that continues to afflict workers globally. Launched in recognition of the fundamental principle that every migrant must be justly compensated the due salaries and benefits owed to them urgently and without delay, the campaign has tirelessly worked to confront the systemic challenges that allow for this to persist.

Despite the seismic shifts brought about by the global pandemic, which prompted a reevaluation of labor dynamics and practices, wage theft remains an urgent and grave concern. The world has gradually opened up, but the persistent and widespread nature of wage theft underscores the need for sustained advocacy and collective action that will bring urgent justice to the adversity migrant workers have been confronted with through wage theft.

Wage theft takes multifaceted forms, severely impacting workers across various sectors and demographics. From unpaid overtime to deceptive contractual arrangements, it erodes the rights of workers and contributes to cycles of poverty and inequality. The campaign, a joint initiative of civil society organizations, trade unions, legal advocates, and more aims to shine a spotlight on this pervasive issue.

As the Justice for Wage Theft Campaign enters its fourth year, it redoubles its commitment to holding stakeholders accountable for the rightful compensation owed to workers. It advocates for the implementation of robust justice and protective mechanisms ensuring that every worker, especially migrants, receives the remuneration they are rightfully entitled to and for which they have worked tirelessly for. Through strategic partnerships and a growing coalition, the campaign envisions a world where every worker is treated with dignity and is shielded from the scourge of wage theft.

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Crying Out for Justice Vol. 4

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MFA is a regional network of non-government organizations (NGOs), associations and trade unions of migrant workers, and individual advocates in Asia who are committed to protect and promote the rights and welfare of migrant workers.

It is guided by a vision of an alternative world system based on respect for human rights and dignity, social justice, and gender equity, particularly for migrant workers.

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