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A letter from the undocumented in Ireland to the undocumented in the US

The undocumented migrant leaders of the Justice for the Undocumented campaign have been following recent political developments in the US closely, and were moved to write to the undocumented in the US to send a message of solidarity and hope
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It’s been a year of challenges and a year of celebrations. It’s been a year of hard work: from groundbreaking au pair rulings and outreach to migrant fishermen, to almost 2,000 new cases in our Drop-In Centre. Home care workers from DWAG have spent the year
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10 years fighting forced labour in Ireland

A new timeline illustrating how MRCI and the Forced Labour Action Group have worked at all levels to combat and prevent forced labour in Ireland. It’s been a long journey, and it’s not over yet…

  • Day for the Abolition of Slavery Protest

Forced labour robs workers of their wages

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) first came across forced labour through its Drop-In Centre in 2006. Forced labour is a form of slavery: severe labour exploitation, involving deception, coercion and sometimes trafficking of workers by unscrupulous employers. Since 2006, MRCI
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Au pairs in Ireland: the facts

A recent Workplace Rights Commission decision confirmed that au pairs are workers, and are entitled to all the benefits and protections of employment legislation in Ireland. Since the news broke, there has been some confusion as to what this means, so
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