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Modern slavery? The UK visa system and the exploitation of migrant domestic workers

Mantouvalou, Virginia (2016) Modern slavery? The UK visa system and the exploitation of migrant domestic workers. British Politics and Policy at LSE (04 Feb 2016). Website.

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Abstract

It might be hard to believe that a domestic worker – or anyone – is currently forced to sleep on a bathroom floor or is locked up in a house. Yet such experiences are very real for those who come to the UK on an overseas domestic worker visa, writes Virginia Mantouvalou. She explains how the current system – which provides a six-month, non-renewable right to stay – does not allow such workers to change employers. Those who run away due to appalling experiences are thus unable to find a new job and become undocumented. She writes that changing the visa system is the only way forward, if the UK is to treat everyone as human.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 11:39
Last Modified: 11 May 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70613

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