‘Family matters in global mobility’ – join the discussion hosted by Permits Foundation, London, 12 October 201710 September 2017
Join us for a discussion on global, regional and national developments in migration policy that impact highly skilled employees and their family members.
In a period when the global political climate is challenging for migration matters, at Permits Foundation we are steadily progressing our global campaign for partners to be allowed to work. Currently, we are focussing on the UK, EU,USA, India, South Africa and China.
While Brexit dominates the UK scene, the EU is making headway with its migration policies, including the implementation of the intra-corporate transfer directive, under which family members can work, as well as a repeal of the Blue Card scheme to become more competitive in attracting highly skilled workers. Other countries also recognise a need to modernise their migration policies. Recently, Brazil and Peru joined the 30+ best practice countries that allow family members to work.
On the global scene, the UN-allied Global Forum for Migration and Development is having discussions between countries, employers and civil society, to move towards a global compact on safe and regular migration. Employers have reported how labour migration policies could support business and facilitate economic development and job creation. This includes support for work authorisation for accompanying family members, with evidence from Permits Foundation.
Challenges remain, and while moving ahead in some countries we need to be alert to any risks of backward moves in others and speak up vigorously against them. In all of these discussions, Governments and consultative bodies are keen to hear the views of the business community.
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