More than 200 migrant worker and labor trafficking activists will meet in Indonesia,Aug. 10-12, to discuss strategies and solutions for the world’s growing migration and labor trafficking crises. “Labor Migration: Who Benefits? A Solidarity Center Global Conference on Worker Rights & Shared Prosperity” will bring together activists and leaders like Leo Tang, organizing secretary for the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU). “Connecting people who are working for migrant workers is very important,” says Tang, who coordinates programs for migrant domestic workers across Hong Kong. “These are particularly important years for the domestic worker movement and the migrant worker movement.” Read more and follow the conference.
photo: Thailand Burmese migrant dockworkers; photo by Jeanne Hallacy