My Fair Home

My Fair Home is the first and only community of migrant home carers in Ireland organising for better working conditions for migrant carers in the private home.

About the Campaign

MRCI has worked with domestic workers since 2001. Migrant workers in the private home came together as the Domestic Workers Action Group (DWAG) to support each other and share their experiences of low pay, exploitation and isolation. For over ten years DWAG members campaigned for more rights and recognition challenging the Government and abusive employers through protests, creative arts and speaking out in the media.

In 2016 MRCI brought care workers together to talk about standards in home care. MRCI discovered many migrant carers were facing discrimination, bad pay and poor conditions. My Fair Home was created to provide migrant home care workers a space to meet and organise together to show their massive contribution to care and fight for rights. My Fair Home took its name from a campaign by our friends at the International Federation of Domestic Workers (IFDW).

In June 2019, home care workers launched the My Fair Home Network to work for better jobs and better care by staging a flash mob in Dublin city centre. My Fair Home members explain why Ireland needs more care workers and why care workers need to fight for their rights.

My Fair Home is a network of over 500 carers working in the private home across Ireland.

Our vision is that migrant carers are treated fairly and equally in their workplace; that they are visible, appreciated and have their workers’ rights respected; that migrant rights are integrated into the regulation of the homecare sector; and that migrant homecare workers are recognised and valued as part of the healthcare workforce.

We campaign to combat exploitation and discrimination in the homecare sector and we organise for better working conditions for migrant home care workers.

  • We build solidarity to empower and organise our own community for migrant homecare workers in Ireland;
  • We build power with allies in the sector who also care about migrant rights and migrant homecare workers, and want to see quality jobs and quality care;
  • We call for the regulation of the homecare sector to standardise the working conditions and pay, and to put a stop to the exploitation of migrant workers;
  • We invest in our leadership so migrant homecare workers are front and centre in our efforts to bring about change.

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