Denmark - Precarious workers on the labour market - May 31, 2018

 The art centre of Trampoline House is currently hosting a sound installation, titled Economy of Migrant Labor – For the Right to Work. The initiative pays attention to bottle collectors that try to survive in the country. There are no official figures on the number of bottle collectors, and the collectors’ status is quite varied in terms of background and social status. Some bottle collectors are low-income and homeless Danes, while others are migrants and refugees. Some are waiting for their asylum applications to be processed, and others have been granted asylum but have no work. What they all share is the common experience of being exploited, marginalised and excluded from society. According to the initiative, this difficult situation is not only limited to bottle collectors. The Global North is dependent on migrant workers for their cheap, exploitable and non-unionised labour, who pick fruits or work in construction and cleaning industries.

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