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Portuguese speaking volunteers

FairWork is looking for VOLUNTEERS with knowledge of the PORTUGUESE language and culture, M/F, 1 or 2 days a week)

As a volunteer, you inform Portuguese speaking 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 Portuguese speaking workers are exploited in the Netherlands. FairWork uses this information to improve protection of victims of labour exploitation.

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Au pairs as a business model

Au pairs are vulnerable for exploitation, and their isolated position became even more worrisome during the Covid pandemic. These conclusions were presented by FairWork after research in 2020. New graduation research by Azumi Nakane, a former au pair, highlights the role of au pair agencies and policies around the Dutch au pair programme. 

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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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Flyer Ukrainian refugees: ‘Know your rights. Be prepared when looking for a job in the Netherlands!’

As a refugee from Ukraine you have the same labour rights in the Netherlands as a Dutch employee. Dutch labour law includes the minimum wage, the maximum number of hours you work in a day and continued payment in case of illness. Everyone has rights and it doesn’t matter what kind of work you do. In construction, as a cleaner, sex work or agricultural work.

Flyer ‘Know your labour rights’

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West-African migrants, precarious work and support by NGOs  

Research by students in cooperation with FairWork showed that West-African migrants in the Netherlands have become even more vulnerable as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. They have a precarious work situation and do not always know where and how to find support from NGOs. Often, they prefer to seek advice and support within their informal network.  

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Labour rights of domestic workers

Knowing your labour rights is essential in preventing abuses and vulnerable work situations. Our new webpage provides information about the labour rights of domestic workers in the Netherlands, stories of domestic workers and tools that can be of support in claiming labour rights.

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Sample letters pay increase domestic workers

Domestic workers asked FairWork for sample letters that they can use to request a pay increase from their employer.

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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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