Finland - Labour exploitation uncovered - May 31, 2017

The labour inspectorate discovered a serious breach of working arrangements and pay during an inspection of a restaurant. The workers, all of them from a local asylum seeker reception centre, kept the establishment operational for months and had been paid nothing. The working arrangement had not been set up through the national employment agency, but via an unofficial work-practice programme based on the Finnish Red Cross' temporary employment scheme aimed to help asylum seekers integrate more quickly. The inspectors found similar working arrangements at a few other restaurants, at a barber shop and at least one retail shop. The inspectorate fears these incidents could be just the tip of the iceberg of a broader problem.

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