Tag Archives: domestic work

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
Read More

RTÉ Investigates confirms widespread exploitation of au pairs in Ireland

Following the screening of RTÉ Investigates: Ireland’s Au Pairs on RTÉ One (Monday 21.12.15), MRCI has warned that the shocking exploitation exposed in the programme is widespread in Ireland. Click here to watch RTÉ Investigates: Ireland’s Au Pairs Migrant Rights Centre
Read More

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery: Fishing not the only sector where exploitation is rife, says MRCI

On December 2, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) has warned that widespread exploitation of migrant workers is creating the conditions for slavery to flourish in Ireland. Recent Guardian investigations exposed horrific exploitation
Read More

  • Section of quilt made by domestic workers

In Ireland, workers in private homes are most at risk of exploitation – new EU report

A new EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) report on labour exploitation across the EU has found that in Ireland, domestic workers are most at risk of exploitation. The report ‘Severe labour exploitation: workers moving within or into the EU’ tracks
Read More

Au pairs and domestic workers launch new Labour of Love campaign in Dublin

Au pairs, carers, and domestic workers today (Friday 6th March) launched Labour of Love, a new campaign focusing on the rights of workers in private homes across Ireland. The campaign aims to combat the widespread underpayment, exploitation and abuse of workers
Read More