In the Netherlands, an estimated 150,000 domestic workers, 80,000 alfahelpers and 50,000 PGB care providers work in private households. (Click for full article)

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Fortress Netherlands?

Week Tegen Racisme 2022 Talk To the outside world, the Netherlands has the reputation of a “migrants-friendly country”.  Does this reputation match reality? Neighboring countries are outdoing the Netherlands in opening their arms to migrants as they acknowledge the contributions that migrants make to society.  Is the new Rutte government capable of enacting a more humane policyContinue reading “Fortress Netherlands?”

What are the rights of undocumented migrants doing domestic work?

By Jordan Dez | October 1, 2021 Ten years ago, the ILO Convention on Domestic Workers was drafted containing labor rights for domestic workers. The Netherlands has not ratified this convention. The residence blog explains the content of the treaty, discusses why the Netherlands has not ratified it, and explains why this is not onlyContinue reading “What are the rights of undocumented migrants doing domestic work?”

Livestream: Dignity for Domestic Workers at Pakhuis de Zwijger on May 28,2021.

On June 16, 2021,  the world will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ILO Convention 189 on “Decent work for domestic workers.”  But for domestic workers in the Netherlands, often women, there is little cause for celebration since the Dutch government has not ratified the convention nor changed the current law: “Wet Dienstverlening Aan Huis”Continue reading “Livestream: Dignity for Domestic Workers at Pakhuis de Zwijger on May 28,2021.”


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