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Labour Migration

Although foreigners have the right to equal treatment in the Czech labour market, in practice, they are more vulnerable for various reasons. In general, access to employment is harder for them, they are paid less for the same work and they tend to be exposed to worse working conditions. At the same time, the migrants' position in the labour market plays a crucial role in their process of integration into society.

The individual texts also address how migrant workers affect the Czech labour market and the impact of their presence on the competitiveness of the local labour force. The whole topic examines these and other often difficult-to-answer questions which labour migration raises.

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Czech Republic: Hearing I

31. 7. 15

As part of the “Testing EU Citizenship as Labour Citizenship: From Cases of Labour Rights Violations to a Strengthened Labour-Rights Regime” project co-funded by the European Union under the Europe for All Citizens Programme, 5 partner countries including Czech Republic, Romania, Italy, Lithuania and Germany, are Hearings with migrant workers from various economic sectors.


Labour MigrationCzech Republicprojects

EU citizenship and labour: Labour rights violation working table

14. 5. 15 Petr Kučera

On Friday, March 20th 2015, a meeting was held addressing the field of EU citizenship and labour law compliance. Despite the fact that EU citizens working in another member state are entitled to equal rights, in reality this is not always the case, as many cases of serious labour law violation show. In the end, this is a threat also for the local standards in the area of remuneration and labour...

Migration and the EU Labour MigrationEU Romania Czech Republicprojects

Employees Beyond Borders - comparative report

30. 9. 14
The report summarizes the main results of in-depth research on the impact of the Directive 2009/52/EC (providing for minimum standards on sanctions and measures against employers of illegally staying third-country nationals) in Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
Migration and the EU Labour Migrationresearch reports and studies

Summary of the conference Foreign workers in the labour market

The international conference held on September, 16th 2014, at the Goethe Institute in Prague and organized by the Association for Integration and Migration, the Organization for Aid to Refugees, and Multicultural Centre Prague, was the culmination of a two-year project with the same name: Foreign workers in the labour market. The conference focused on the contemporary challenges as well as proven ...
Migration and the EU Labour MigrationEU Germany Czech Republic

Publication Foreign workers in the labour market in the Czech Republic and in selected EU countries - a comparative study

The quite comprehensive publication Foreign workers in the labour market in the Czech Republic and in selected EU countries - a comparative study posed a seemingly simple question while examining the migration policies of the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany and Great Britain. Namely, what should the migration policy, that takes into account the actual needs of the labour market while ensuring fai...
Migration and the EU Labour MigrationGermany Czech Republicresearch reports and studies

Temporary agency work in the electronics sector

26. 9. 14

Discriminatory practices against agency workers - methodology, legislation, recommendations, and case studies from Mexico, Thailand, Philippines and India.

This study is written by SOMO, an independent, not for profit research and network organisation that promotes sustainable and fair global economic development and the elimination of the structural causes of poverty, environmental p...

Labour Migrationresearch reports and studies

Trafficking for Forced Criminal Activities and Begging in Europe

26. 9. 14
Trafficking in human beings for the purpose of forced criminal exploitation is an increasingly significant phenomenon in the European Union. Adults and children are trafficked and forced to commit crimes such as cannabis cultivation, ATM theft and benefit fraud or forced to beg. In recognition of its increasing incidence and reports by frontline professionals, EU Directive (Migration and the EU Labour MigrationEU Czech Republicresearch reports and studies

We need more awareness of trafficking for forced criminality: an interview with Vicky Brotherton

This interview with Vicky Brotherton from Antislavery International draws attention to recent research on trafficking for forced criminal exploitation and forced begging in Europe. The interview explores the role of the UK and other EU member states in regards to anti-trafficking policy. Additiona...

Migration and the EU Labour MigrationEU Czech Republicinterviews

Paying a high price for cheap meat: Working Conditions of Migrants in the Meat Industry

The article deals with issues related to the meat industry from two angles. The first is a survey of the working conditions during the slaughter of livestock and disassembly of carcasses; the second is an overview of working conditions in the plants where the meat is subsequently processed and prepared for delivery to supermarket chains. Another aim of the article is to point out the situation of...
Migration and the EU Labour MigrationRomania Germanyarticles

An interview with Portuguese migrant trade unionist, Manuel Correia

“As long as you are going to prevent migrants from entering the labour market, you are not going to be able to guarantee decent working conditions.”
Labour Migrationinterviews
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