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Why a UK committed to ending modern slavery needs to return to pre-2012 Overseas Domestic Worker visa
November 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC+0
In 2012, the Coalition government introduced restrictions which removed holders of overseas domestic workers visa the right to renew visa. This change facilitates the abuse and undermines the stated commitment to address slavery. 5 Years after the Modern Slavery Act and 8 Years after on the visa were removed, it is time to return to the original overseas domestic worker visa and associated rights.
Chair: Jess Philips
Marissa Begonia, Director The Voice of Domestic Workers
Diana Holland OBE, Assistant General Secretary Unite the Union
Kate Roberts, UK and Europe Program Manager of Anti-slavery International
Dr. Joyce Jiang, Lecturer in Human Resource Management, York University
Avril Sharp, Policy and Casework Officer, Kalayaan
And Migrant Domestic Workers Testimonies