Work & Labour Migration
Workplace exploitation is a persistent problem facing migrant workers. Over the last 10 years MRCI have assisted thousands of workers to claim unpaid wages and seek legal redress for the abuse of their employment rights. Migrant workers cannot easily leave exploitative jobs due to the constraints of the Work Permit System. If they leave the job they are often at risk of becoming undocumented. MRCI is working to create a fairer Work Permit System to allow workers to leave exploitative situations without risk to their immigration status. At its heart is current and future labour migration policy for Ireland. Looking to Ireland’s future labour needs is key to protecting migrants in low paid work.