Sweden -Money raised for stranded guest workers -March 7, 2013

Cameroonian workers that came to Sweden to work for an afforestation company in the northern parts of the country had been promised a monthly salary of €2,150 (see the January Newsletter). Many of the men took big loans to afford going to Sweden and paying for visas. When they arrived, it was no longer a monthly salary but instead a piece rate of €0.02. As a result, the men stranded without work permits. Several fundraising initiatives were launched and together over 900,000 kronor were raised.

English: http://www.goteborgdaily.se/news/close-to-a-million-raised-for-stranded ...

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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