Labour migration

Public debate with Anti-Slavery International about forced labour and forced criminality of migrants Public debate with Anti-Slavery International about forced labour and forced criminality of migrants 18/10/13

Association for Integration and Migration, Organization for Aid to Refugees and Multicultural Center Prague warmly invite you to a public debate with foreign participation

(UN)safe work - from precarious work to the forced crime

  • Tuesday, 5 November 2013 at 10 am
  • Evropský dům, Jungmannova 24, Prague 1

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The Cizinky na úklid (Foreign Housekeepers) agency is not real, however it might be The Cizinky na úklid (Foreign Housekeepers) agency is not real, however it might be 16/10/13

The Cizinky na úklid (Foreign Housekeepers) agency was supposed to start its activities on the 15th of October. Fortunately it did not happen because, as many of you thought, the agency is not real. It was “established” by non-profit organizations Association for Integration and Migration and People in Need, commentator Kateřina Kristelová and creative agency Ogilvy&Mather and Mather Advertures. We would like to apologize to those who received untruthful or zero information in a few past weeks. Also we would like to explain our motivation.

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Foreign workers on the labour market - information leaflets Foreign workers on the labour market - information leaflets 28/09/13

The Association for Integration and Migration is pleased to present you new information leaflets, which were created within the project named Foreign workers on the labor market, financed by the European Social Fund´s Operational Programme Human Resources and Employment.

Leaflets are created in both forms - in printed and electronic version in Czech, Russian and English, to make their content available to as many foreigners as possible. Leaflets inform foreigners about employment conditions and risks of illegal labor.

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Workshop for female migrants Workshop for female migrants 10/04/13

Are you a female migrant working as a domestic worker?

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

SIMI has prepared a free workshop for you on the 30th of April at Creative Gate, Prague 1.

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Commission urges Member States to implement ILO domestic workers convention Commission urges Member States to implement ILO domestic workers convention 09/04/13

The European Commission has presented a proposal for a Council Decision authorising Member States to ratify the Convention concerning decent work for domestic workers (Convention No. 189).

Countries ratifying the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention agree to ensure fair and decent conditions for domestic workers by protecting their fundamental labour related rights, preventing abuse and violence.

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Presentation on labour migration in the Czech Rep. Presentation on labour migration in the Czech Rep. 02/04/13

You can find some useful information on labour migration in the Czech Rep. in the presentation, which we have prepared in the past winter to our international partners from Germany and the UK in the project Foreign employees on the labour market.

The presentation contains comprehensive statistics showing the employment of migrants in the Czech Republic and summarises the evolution of the Czech migration policy as well as provides comments to the New System of Economic Migration, elaborated recently by the Czech government.

New web site with information for female migrants, employers and about domestic work New web site with information for female migrants, employers and about domestic work 28/03/13

As part of the project called, “Equal opportunities on the threshold of Czech homes “, a new web site was created, dedicated to the issues of equal opportunities for domestic workers  www.pracovnicevdomacnosti.cz.

The web site contains information about domestic work for professionals and the general public as well as contains contacts of foreign organizations involved in the domestic work problematic. You can find here also stories of domestic workers and project material including publications, presentations, reference material and other literature on this topic.

Female migrants and employers can find on this page useful information about domestic work /including rights and responsibilities/ and contacts for free counselling.

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Experience from the UK: Forced labour exists, you just have to open your eyes to see it. Experience from the UK: Forced labour exists, you just have to open your eyes to see it. 26/03/13

Marie Jelínková

Forced labour, exploitation, and highly unsuitable working conditions are among those issues which the developed countries often want to believe have noting to do with them. If somebody does not focus on this topic, no one will realize that these problems exist. In 2007 the United Kingdom celebrated the bicentenary of abolition of slavery, some experts said that even though slavery is banned, it's modern form exists in the UK (as well as in other countries) on a massive scale. Nevertheless, thanks to the support and initiatives of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in the UK a number of case studies dedicated to the issue of modern slavery have been carried out.

Translated Abstracts of British Studies on forced labour will be available on Migraceonline.cz. For the English version click here.

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Outcomes of the labor migration conference Outcomes of the labor migration conference 21/02/13

Now you can watch recordings of the conference on Labor Migration: the view of state, employers, trade unions and NGOs, which took place in November 2012.

You can find there interviews with representatives of the Austrian organization ZeMiT (who provide legal and social counseling in Tyrol) on the topic of integration of migrant workers into the labor market and the role of Austrian NGOs in this process.

“12 BY 12” Conference dedicated to domestic work “12 BY 12” Conference dedicated to domestic work 17/12/12

On 12th of December 2012 there was held a conference in Lisbon dedicated to domestic work issues hold by UGT (Workers General Union). The conference was a part of a worldwide campaign in favour of the ratification of the ILO (International Labour Organisation) convention nr. 189 that is first to recognize domestic work as work and gives rules for dignified conditions of work in this branch.

At the time being the convention has been ratified by 6 countries (Uruguay, Philippines, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Paraguay). None of the EU member states has yet ratified the convention. Brasil is preparing for its ratification; nevertheless there are some constitutional changes to be made. The worldwide campaign 12-BY-12 aims to mobilise support for the Convention in 84 countries and will continue in 2013 with the effort to push forward the ratification in the particular countries.

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