A free mobile app for seasonal workers in the UK has been translated into Ukrainian and Albanian to help reach more migrant workers and help protect them from exploitation.
Major labour provider and recruitment agency Pro-Force has covered the cost of translating the Just Good Work workers’ rights app into Ukrainian as part of its commitment to compliance, while SHPRESA, a charity which supports Albanian-speaking refugees and migrants in the UK, has completed the Albanian translation.
Despite the UK leading the way for workers’ rights, exploitation of migrant workers is still all too common, Pro-Force explained. Complaints include being charged illegal recruitment fees, not having a contract and being unaware of local laws.
“Compliance is at the heart of everything that we do, and the majority of SWP workers that we recruit originate from Ukraine,” said Pro-Force director of compliance James Mallick, "sso it made perfect sense for us to assist Just Good Work with the Ukrainian translation, so that our workers can be as informed about their employment rights as possible.”
The free Just Good Work app was launched in September 2020, in collaboration with the Association of Labour Providers and its partner organisations. It gives jobseekers and workers from the UK and abroad important information and advice on everything they might need when starting a new seasonal job.
Subjects covered include recruitment, employment, life outside of work, changing jobs and moving on. Practical aspects such as weather, culture and housing are also addressed, to help workers settle into working life in the UK.