Conference on migrant workers' rights

Conference on migrant workers' rights

Local business leaders have attended a conference in Belfast to discuss the rights of migrant workers in Northern Ireland.

Wednesday's meeting looked at the contributions made by people from other parts of the world and explored some of the challenges they have encountered.It comes amid a recent rise in hate crimes across Belfast.Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner of the Equality Commission, said: "Recent well publicised incidents of deplorable racist violence are a reminder of how urgent and important it is that everyone continues to work together to challenge such unacceptable behaviour."By providing a welcoming working environment for people who come here from all over the world, employers are making a vital contribution to combating racial prejudice in wider society."

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