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Romanian speaking volunteer(s)

FairWork is looking for VOLUNTEER(S) with knowledge of the Romanian language and culture, M/F, 1 or 2 days a week

As a volunteer, you inform Romanian workers in the Netherlands about their labour rights and their options in case of labour exploitation. You are the ears and the eyes of our foundation and you report on the ways Romanian workers are exploited in the Netherlands. FairWork uses this information to improve protection of victims of labour exploitation.

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Polish speaking volunteer(s)

FairWork is looking for VOLUNTEER(S) with knowledge of the Polish language and culture, M/F, 1 or 2 days a week

As a volunteer, you inform Polish workers in the Netherlands about their labour rights and their options in case of labour exploitation. You are the ears and the eyes of our foundation and you report on the ways Polish workers are exploited in the Netherlands. FairWork uses this information to improve protection of victims of labour exploitation.

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Bulgarian speaking volunteer(s)

FairWork is looking for VOLUNTEER(S) with knowledge of the BULGARIAN language and culture, M/F, 1 or 2 days a week

As a volunteer, you inform Bulgarian workers in the Netherlands about their labour rights and their options in case of labour exploitation. You are the ears and the eyes of our foundation and you report on the ways Bulgarian workers are exploited in the Netherlands. FairWork uses this information to improve protection of victims of labour exploitation.

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Presentation of research on Filipina au pairs in the Netherlands

FairWork supports migrant workers who are vulnerable to exploitation. This also includes au pairs who come to the Netherlands through the au pair scheme. In 2020, Mitchie Boncodin-Isip, a student at ISS, conducted a a study for FairWork into the experiences of Filipina au pairs in the Netherlands. She concluded: Although there have been improvements in the sector, and many au pairs also have positive experiences, there are still cases of exploitation and abuse. Covid-19 presented additional challenges for many of them. 
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Hidden At Work: Labour and sexual exploitation and harassment of women in the (private) work sphere

In January 2021, the two year project Hidden at Work – Labour and sexual exploitation and harassment of women in the (private) work sphere started.

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Important information about corona and quarantine in the Netherlands

Important information about corona and quarantine in the Netherlands

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Claim your labour rights!

FairWork has collected a number of stories from migrant workers who have learned about their labour rights and the support options in the Netherlands. As a result, they have a stronger employment position and/or have been able to claim their rights.

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Online information meeting: Labour exploitation in times of corona

Do you work with undocumented migrants and do you see that they are experiencing serious labour rights violations? Are they not getting paid, are they being pressured, kept indoors or have they been put out on the street by their employer?

In October, FairWork organizes two online information meetings about labour exploitation in times of corona. These meetings are intended for volunteers from migrant- and support organizations in Amsterdam or The Hague / Den Haag who (also) work with the target group of undocumented migrants and who have not previously followed a FairWork training. The meetings are free of charge.

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Information on Corona virus and work in the Netherlands

Perhaps you are suddenly without work because of Corona. So you have to go to your country of origin. Before you leave, check the conditions in your work contract, and make sure you get your rights.

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Where can I report complaints about bad work situations?

FairWork has developed an overview of options where to notify complaints about exploitation, human trafficking, sexual intimidation, bad housing etc.

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