SOLIDARITY WITH DOMESTIC WORKERS:​
TIME FOR
RECOGNITION
AND RESPECT

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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Forum on building support for migrant domestic workers at Vrije Universiteit

June 16, 2022 OPENING Malu Villanueva of the Migrant Domestic Workers Union of the FNV welcomes everybody. The MDW are touched by this broad representation of experts: researchers, academics, leaders of the women’s movement, unionists and of course the migrant domestic workers themselves. The MDW have set 2 strategic goals: 1. the ratification of ILO C-189Continue reading Forum on building support for migrant domestic workers at Vrije Universiteit

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?”

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