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# mrci - Friday 18 December, 2020

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers
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# Reaping The Harvest

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers

Dec 18th 2020, 7:30 PM 10,160 Views 9 Comments

Noteworthy examines an industry push for visas for non-EU workers in horticulture that has raised concern with unions, migrant rights groups and some Government departments.

Ireland has major 'pull factor' for seasonal workers fleeing economic hardship
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

Ireland has major 'pull factor' for seasonal workers fleeing economic hardship

Dec 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 8,994 Views 5 Comments

Noteworthy and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network examine the lure for workers from Bulgaria and Romania to come to Ireland and the impact back home – both good and bad.

Growing pains: Fears for migrant workers who carry the load of Ireland's horticulture boom
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

Growing pains: Fears for migrant workers who carry the load of Ireland's horticulture boom

Dec 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,780 Views 15 Comments

Noteworthy explores long working hours, low pay and other concerning conditions for seasonal employees in the sector.

# mrci - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Worked for €2 an hour and forced to break the law - the plight of Ireland's au pairs
# Exploited
# Exploited

Worked for €2 an hour and forced to break the law - the plight of Ireland's au pairs

Mar 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 44,879 Views 69 Comments

Camilla would routinely work 14 hour days for little money.

# mrci - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Care workers for elderly subject to harassment, racism and discrimination
# Migrant Workers
# Migrant Workers

Care workers for elderly subject to harassment, racism and discrimination

Sep 22nd 2015, 10:00 PM 11,160 Views 12 Comments

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland is calling for a review of the home care sector.

# mrci - Thursday 17 July, 2014

New law to fix 'stolen wages' of undocumented workers
# Undocumented Workers
# Undocumented Workers

New law to fix 'stolen wages' of undocumented workers

Jul 17th 2014, 10:48 AM 5,439 Views 20 Comments

The amendment passed yesterday addresses a loophole regarding compensation for work or services carried out by undocumented workers.

# mrci - Thursday 24 April, 2014

'A huge step towards justice': Migrant Rights Centre welcomes Bill on undocumented workers
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

'A huge step towards justice': Migrant Rights Centre welcomes Bill on undocumented workers

Apr 24th 2014, 1:07 PM 4,989 Views 19 Comments

The new law will allow undocumented workers to take legal action against exploitative employers.

# mrci - Friday 14 March, 2014

'I feel so safe in Ireland, but as an undocumented migrant I fear for my future'
# Migrant Rights
# Migrant Rights

'I feel so safe in Ireland, but as an undocumented migrant I fear for my future'

Mar 14th 2014, 6:50 AM 16,605 Views 131 Comments

Groups have said the government here should do the same for undocumented migrants as it is asking the US to do for undocumented Irish people living there.

# mrci - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Concerns that some embassies may be exploiting domestic workers
# Domestic Servitude
# Domestic Servitude

Concerns that some embassies may be exploiting domestic workers

Jan 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 7,059 Views 22 Comments

Ireland recently signed up to OSCE measures aimed at protecting workers, but the MRCI says some diplomatic households are still exploiting staff.

# mrci - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Concerns over Irish procedures for handling domestic slavery cases
# Forced Labour
# Forced Labour

Concerns over Irish procedures for handling domestic slavery cases

Nov 23rd 2013, 11:30 AM 5,934 Views 3 Comments

The MRCI, which has dealt with over 200 cases in the last six years, says there are lessons to be learned from this week’s high-profile case in London.

# mrci - Friday 28 June, 2013

Column: Modern day slavery exists in many aspects of Irish life
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# Read Me

Column: Modern day slavery exists in many aspects of Irish life

Jun 28th 2013, 7:30 PM 52 Views 29 Comments

Today, with the passing of the Human Trafficking Amendment Bill, we are one step closure to ending slavery in our country, writes Aoife Murphy.

# mrci - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Trafficked worker in Ireland: I was threatened, confined and treated as a slave
# Slavery
# Slavery

Trafficked worker in Ireland: I was threatened, confined and treated as a slave

Jun 18th 2013, 6:15 AM 9,785 Views 11 Comments

Over 180 cases of modern day slavery have been uncovered here in the last six years and victims are calling for protection in the law.

# mrci - Friday 31 August, 2012

Migrant rights group says High Court decision leaves undocumented workers vulnerable
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# Courts

Migrant rights group says High Court decision leaves undocumented workers vulnerable

Aug 31st 2012, 4:01 PM 4,716 Views 92 Comments

Today the court overturned a decision to grant Muhammad Younis an award of €92,000 in an exploitation case.

# mrci - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Column: Why isn't modern day slavery criminalised in Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why isn't modern day slavery criminalised in Ireland?

Feb 9th 2012, 7:30 PM 151 Views 64 Comments

There have been 169 cases of forced labour in Ireland in recent years – and this is only the tip of the iceberg, writes Gráinne O’Toole.

# mrci - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

'Slaves' kept and forced to work in Irish homes and restaurants
# Slavery
# Slavery

'Slaves' kept and forced to work in Irish homes and restaurants

Sep 13th 2011, 8:57 AM 3,525 Views 9 Comments

People are being held in conditions with parallels to those suffered by 24 men rescued in England, a charity has warned.