Country: Indonesia

Transparentem Warns About Unofficial Recruitment Fees for Workers in Indonesia (2020)

Over seven months interviewing workers at apparel factories in Indonesia, investigators for Transparentem uncovered evidence of an alarming, widespread practice: workers paying middlemen substantial sums to secure jobs with suppliers of international brands. Often, these middlemen repeatedly demand extortionate fees, in a racket that harms vulnerable workers and their families. As explained in the summary “Pay-to-Play,…