This is an interesting Al-Jazeera documentary which is an investigative piece looking at the practices of recruitment agents who move workers from Bangladesh to Singapore and Malaysia. Workers are paying high fees to agents in Bangladesh to secure jobs and work visas (6K in Singapore, 3K in Malaysia) but often find themselves without a job and owing huge amounts to loan sharks they have borrowed money from. The documentary also focuses on an underground banking system that operates a parallel system moving money between countries which allows this payments to be remitted undetected. The report argues that those hiring the workers are also taking a cut of the payment for recruiting these men. This is interesting for business who are using workers on this 'outsourced model'. Do you know where and how your workers enter your workforce? For those looking at their supply chain - do you know where the workers are coming from for the companies within your supply chain? The treatment of migrant workers is a hot topic that is set to stay .
(From Al-Jazeera English