Labour migration

Publication Foreign workers in the labour market in the Czech Republic and in selected European countries 30/09/14

The publication we have prepared for you concerns a relatively narrow issue: the position of foreign workers in the labour market in the Czech Republic and in several other selected countries of the European Union. Our original intention was to address mainly the question of job safety for these persons, as well as work accidents and occupational diseases.

  • the publication can be picked up at our SIMI office an online to download
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Public presentation of result of the qualitative research on impact of the Sanctions Directive in practice Public presentation of result of the qualitative research on impact of the Sanctions Directive in practice 12/09/14

On Tuesday 16th September we will present results of the qualitative research on impacts of the Sanctions Directive and other labour migration related issues in the Czech Republic, which SIMI executed in spring 2014.

We invite you to the panel discussion IMPLEMENTATION IMPACTS OF THE EU DIRECTIVES ON FOREIGN EMPLOYMENT, which will take place on the occasion of the international conference "Foreign employees  on the labour market".

Date: 16 September 2014, 1.30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Místo: Goethe institute, Masarykovo nábřeží 32, Prague

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Foreign employees on the labour  market - international conference at the Goethe Institute Foreign employees on the labour market - international conference at the Goethe Institute 10/09/14

Organisations SIMI? OPU and MKC cordially invite you to the international conference "Foreign employees on the labour market"

The conference will tackle with issues related to the protection of workers´rights and examine whether relevant experience and good practice related to the lebour migration managmenet and control could be transfrred to the Czech Republic from other EU countries, merely from Germany and the UK.

For participation, register via registration form.

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Research results: employing foreigners - the consequences of the sanctions directive in practice Research results: employing foreigners - the consequences of the sanctions directive in practice 29/07/14

Sociologist Marie Jelinkova put together an expert report for SIMI which included the results of the qualitative research on the consequences of the so-called sanctions directive and other questions regarding the employment of foreigners in the Czech Republic, including the consequent recommendations. The research itself took on the form of structured interviews with 19 respondents including state officials, employers, experts and individuals from the non-governmental sector.

The research and the reports were carried out in the framework of an international project called Employees Beyond Borders financed by the International Visegrad Fund, carried out by four non-governmental organisations from the V4 countries - Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

A comparative summary of the results from all participating countries will be available in August.

SIMI in Berlin: a record of the roundtable regarding foreign workers SIMI in Berlin: a record of the roundtable regarding foreign workers 25/07/14

On April 10th, 2014 the non-governmental organisations SIMI, OPU and MKC invited Czech and German experts to the Czech Embassy in Berlin to a roundtable themed “Foreign employees - second class workers?”. Representatives of Czech and German departments / unions, ministries of work, work inspectorates and  the non-profit sector discussed how the types of jobs and employment accessible to foreigners are changing in the two aforementioned countries.

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Are female migrants aged over 40 years left by the wayside? Are female migrants aged over 40 years left by the wayside? 24/07/14

Work discrimination against women is nothing new in the Czech Republic. It ranks, together with age discrimination, among the major obstacles to labour market placement. With ethnic and social discrimination, which may be faced by up to 189,000 regular female migrants in our territory, it is a barrier that is very difficult to surmount.

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Do you know who cleans your place? Female migrants and paid domestic work Do you know who cleans your place? Female migrants and paid domestic work 20/06/14

On the 13th of June in CERGE institute, Prague 1 a final conference of the project Equal opportunities took place. During the conference the outcomes of the unique research mapping the economical and social situation of domestic workers in the Czech Republic were introduced.

Watch our conference on videos:

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New manual coming out on Work Safety New manual coming out on Work Safety 30/04/14

SIMI and their partners OPU and MKC are currently issuing a manual named SAFE WORK, which is primarily designed for foreigners, but can serve many other people - employees of non-profit organizations, trade unions, etc.

The manual provides questions to answers that pertain to everyday foreigners in our country, especially in regards to work. Inside you will find instructions on how to deal with different situations and problems at work, where to start, who to contact, what to avoid.

Be prepared and know your rights – the new manual brought to you by SIMI will provide you all the required information.

Instructional course for female migrants Instructional course for female migrants 03/03/14

Are you a migrant woman working as a domestic worker?

Are you considering working in the Czech households and would you like to obtain useful information?

SIMI offers a workshop where you can learn:

  • how to find a job
  • your rights and duties at work
  • how to start a business in the Czech Republic /we will provide essential information on how to obtain the business licence, how to issue invoices etc./
  • we will answer your questions concerning the Immigration and Labour Laws (working permits, contracts etc.)
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Ten Commandments of a Fair Employer for you Ten Commandments of a Fair Employer for you 21/10/13

The Foreign Housekeepers Agency was not real, we have created it in order to draw the attention to the situation of domestic workers in the Czech Republicand also to inform their employers about how to be a FAIR EMPLOYER!

Therefore we have prepared a instructional video and the Ten Commandments of a Fair Employer for you.

All information about domestic work, how to correctly employ a domestic worker, practical information for female foreigners, their stories and experiences, or the photo gallery from the agency opening event you can find at www.pracovnicevdomacnosti. cz

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