Over the past two decades, we have observed in Europe a change in the political and social climates. Political populism and the rise of extreme right-wing parties give more and more momentum to an anti-immigrant discourse. Trade unions across Europe are affected by these dynamics and their impact on their members.
As trade unionists, it's time to reassert our fundamental values: a worker is a worker, whatever is their citizenship. Migrant workers are an integral part of the European workforce. Despite this, they remain very vulnerable. The status of being a non-national in one of the EU Member States can still have dramatic consequences, including facing expulsion or becoming the victim of exploitation and discrimination. Against this background, promoting the rights of migrants as workers in the labour market is more than ever a priority for trade unionists.
This is why ETUI is now launching the 2nd edition of this online course. The training is self-paced, accessible for five weeks, and it includes the support of a tutor and one live webinar with an ETUC expert.
The total workload expected from each participant is 7-8 hours on average. The online course, hosted on Moodle, is provided in English and is free of charge
This online training aims to:
1. highlight migrants' experiences, participation and engagement in trade unions;
2. support the gathering of data and statistics about migrant workers;
3. identify the risk factors of the exploitation of migrant workers;
4. report positive examples and best practices of migrant workers promotion in trade unions
Participants: A maximum of 50 participants can be accepted. ETUI's final confirmation of the participants will be given in mind the requirements for the target group and the "first come, first served" rule. The target group of this course are trade unionists from ETUC affiliated Organisations who are working on the rights of migrants and on organising migrant workers. Unionists who are interested in exploring the issue of migration are also welcome.
Registrations: individual expressions of interests can be done through national contact persons (see the list here). ETUI Education is available for clarification and support (Ilaria Costantini firstname.lastname@example.org and Sylviane Mathy email@example.com ). Participation in this course is free of charge.