Tag Archives: workers’ rights

MRCI welcomes strong opposition to ‘dangerous’ au pair bill in Dáil

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) 13th July 2016 The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI), which has worked with domestic workers and au pairs in Ireland since 2001, today welcomed the strong cross-party opposition to the proposed Au Pair Placement Bill
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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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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
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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
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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
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