Netherlands -Building workers treated as slaves -April 14, 2014

Building workers recruited by a German recruitment agency BS Rugovac Bau Gmbh have been exploited on a Dutch building site. They received wages below the legal minimum, contracts in a language they didn’t understand and were treated with blackmail tactics to keep them quiet. After they contacted the Spanish embassy the local branch of trade union FNV Bouw managed to get their hourly wages up from €6 to the legal minimum of €8 an hour.

English: http://www.thelocal.es/20140414/spanish-builders-conditions ...  

 

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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