Examining the labour conditions of migrant workers in Dutch agriculture

Date
Thursday 8 Oct 2020, 20:00 - 21:30
Type
General
Spoken Language
Dutch
Location

Utopie in The Hague and online

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Joao Jesus

On 8 October 2020, the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) will organize the event 'Migrant Labour in Dutch Agriculture: Regulated Precarity'.

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed the contradictions that characterize the conditions of migrant workers in Dutch agriculture in the spotlight. Central and Eastern European (CEE) workers’ low labour and living standards contrast with the sector’s high economic productivity in international comparison.

Migrant labour in the agri-food sector

The event will present the findings of an ISS study about migrant labour in the agri-food sector. The study disentangles these contradictions by examining the current regulatory, economic and social structures and practices that underpin the labour conditions of migrant workers in Dutch agriculture.  Moreover, the study report proposes concrete steps that can be taken to move from precarity towards decent migrant work in Dutch agriculture.   

The Dutch study is part of a broader comparative EU study commissioned by the Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI), focusing on the supply of, demand for, and governing practices regarding migrant agricultural labour in Northern Europe.

The full report was launched in September 2020.  

Examining the labour conditions of migrant workers in Dutch agriculture - Presentation Hanny van Geel (Dutch)

Presentation by Hanny van Geel (Dutch)

Examining the labour conditions of migrant workers in Dutch agriculture - presentation Natalie Cremers (Dutch)

Presentation by Natalie Cremers (Dutch)

More information

Arbeidsmigranten betalen de prijs voor voedselzekerheid - Article (in Dutch about the findings and report launch)

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