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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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European Web Site on Integration – September 2018

European Web Site on Integration – September 2018

17. 9. 18 Jan Dítko

This is the September issue of the European Web Site on Integration's newsletter.

Please find below a selection of the most relevant policy developments, data updates, events, funding schemes and good practices at the EU, national and local level, recently published on the Web Site.

Labour Migration IntegrationEUprojects
European Web Site on Integration – July 2018

European Web Site on Integration – July 2018

17. 8. 18 Jan Dítko

This is the July issue of the European Web Site on Integration's newsletter.

Please find below ...

Migration and the EU Labour Migration IntegrationEUprojects
Czech and migrant workers as a cheap labour? Precarious conditions of workers posted to other countries in EU.

Czech and migrant workers as a cheap labour? Precarious conditions of workers posted to other countries in EU.

30. 7. 18

Do you know what is posting of workers? What problems are most commonly connected to posting? Do these problems affect Czech workers as well? And what are peculiarities of temporary labour migration from Ukraine to Czech Republic?Labour MigrationEU Ukraine Czech Republicprojects

Attacks Against Labour Migrants in South Africa Show the Unfortunate Universality of Xenophobia

Attacks Against Labour Migrants in South Africa Show the Unfortunate Universality of Xenophobia

24. 7. 18 Alexis Leslie

South Africa, a country infamous for its legacy of colonialism, racism, and policy of apartheid has struggled with mounting xenophobic sentiments towards migrant workers from other African nations along with South Asia. Some individuals have even gone to t...

Labour Migrationarticles
Polish trade unions and migrant workers: a need for cooperation

Polish trade unions and migrant workers: a need for cooperation

Polish trade unionists have already realized the presence of a significant number of foreign workers in the country and are ready to help them. But there are several problems ahead: migrants need legal advice rather than trade union inte...

Work and residence permits Labour MigrationPolandarticles
Press release: Country studies reveal common labour rights violations and possibilities of enforcing migrant workers’ rights in the Visegrad countries.

Press release: Country studies reveal common labour rights violations and possibilities of enforcing migrant workers’ rights in the Visegrad countries.

6. 6. 18

New research focusing on the patterns of wide-spread Ukrainian labour migration to Visegard Group (V4) countries unveils a common trend of  unfavourable working conditions for migrant workers. Labour rights violations, precarious employment and substandard wo...

Work and residence permits Labour MigrationUkraine Slovakia Czech Republic Poland Hungary
Compliance Reports: Foxconn in Pardubice, Czech Republic, June 2018

Compliance Reports: Foxconn in Pardubice, Czech Republic, June 2018

5. 6. 18

The reports highlight the problem of precarious employment and income insecurity of the indirect workforce, their unpredictable working hours and late shift notifications, and their lack of information concerning their own wages and bonuses as well as improvements...

Labour MigrationCzech Republicresearch reports and studies
Press release: new project seeking shared interests between workers kicks off

Press release: new project seeking shared interests between workers kicks off

9. 2. 18

In September (27-28.11) MKC team gathered with representatives of several NGOs and Universities across Europe for two days preparatory meeting launching the brand new international project.

Work and residence permits Labour MigrationEU Ukraine Czech Republic
What bothers migrant workers the most? Unpaid wages, reveals unique research on Ukrainian workers with Polish visa

What bothers migrant workers the most? Unpaid wages, reveals unique research on Ukrainian workers with Polish visa

31. 1. 18

We are proud to present you with results of our research “Towards stronger transnational labour enforcement cooperation on labour migration” (STRONGLAB). The main output of the research are five country reports giving an insights into patterns of labour migration and rights violations of migrant workers.

Work and residence permits Undocumented Migration and Regularisation Labour MigrationUkraine Slovakia Czech Republic Poland Hungaryresearch reports and studies
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