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Trade unions organizing migrant domestic workers: how to compare? 1
18 June 2019 -
09:30 - 12:30
NIAS, Sint Jorishof
Korte Spinhuissteeg 3
Conference room
By invitation

Migrant domestic workers and the trade union


Franca van Hooren, current Instituut Gak Fellow at NIAS, convenes a workshop on "Migrant domestic workers and the trade union".

Unfortunately this workshop is cancelled!

Aim of Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to reflect on research on the unionization of migrant domestic workers. We start by scrutinizing the findings of a Dutch case study, which aimed to understand why migrant domestic workers want to join and stay in a trade union. We proceed by discussing the potentials and pitfalls of comparative research, where the focus is on a comparison between the Netherlands, France and Germany. The workshop brings together a diverse group of people, including political scientists, sociologists, legal scholars, and trade union and NGO affiliates. By organizing an open exchange of ideas, we hope to yield new insights that can guide future research.


9:30 – 10:00  Opening by NIAS director, introduction of the participants
10:00 -11:00  Presentation and discussion on the results of the Dutch case study

11:00-11:15     Coffee break

11:15-12:15     How to compare
12:15-12:30    Avenues for future research / cooperation

12:30               Lunch