European Platform Against Trafficking in Human Beings

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A Worker is a Worker: How to ensure that undocumented migrant workers can access justice

Document number
3355
Date
6 April 2020
Title
A Worker is a Worker: How to ensure that undocumented migrant workers can access justice
Author/publisher
PICUM
Availability
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Document type(s)
Research/Study/Analysis,
Keywords
undocumented migrants, undocumented workers, labour migration
Summary

Many people who live in the European Union (EU) who come from countries outside of the EU are not officially supposed to work. They might have recently claimed, or been have had their application refused for, international protection. They may have a visa that means they are supposed to rely on a family member, or be undocumented. Someone is ‘undocumented’ when they do not have a current authorisation to be in the country, even if they have been living and working in the country for many years. Many have had a work permit that has expired because they lost their job or their employer didn’t renew it.

This report has a number of recommendations directed to the EU institutions and national authorities. The campaign website is available here: https://picum.org/aworkerisaworker/