Democracy & Justice

UN Criticises Irish Migrant Fisher Workers’ Scheme

According to United Nations rapporteurs, Ireland’s work permit scheme for migrant fishermen violates the human rights of migrants. In a letter written to Minister of Justice Charlie Flanagan, the rapporteurs criticise...

by LibertiesEU

According to United Nations rapporteurs, Ireland’s work permit scheme for migrant fishermen violates the human rights of migrants. In a letter written to Minister of Justice Charlie Flanagan, the rapporteurs criticise the Atypical Working Scheme (AWS), which shows “severe forms of labor exploitation against migrant fishermen”. Sixty-five percent of migrant fishermen working under the AWS allegedly work more than 100 hours per week, and 40% report not feeling safe at work. Other concerns include underpayment (an average of less than 3€ per hour), verbal and physical abuse and discrimination.

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