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Hooren, Franca van

Hooren, Franca van

INSTITUUT GAK FELLOW

Who cares about the workers?

Who stands up for the interests of the mostly female and often migrant workers in domestic and care work? And to what extent are their interests taken into account in political decisions that shape their employment opportunities and working conditions?

Project Description

Hundreds of thousands of workers are employed in childcare, elderly care, or domestic work, providing services on which a large share of the Dutch population relies. Policy decisions massively impact the employment opportunities and working conditions of these workers. This raises the question: are these workers represented when such policy decisions are made? This project investigates, first, who represents these workers. For example, do trade unions campaign actively for the interests of all these mostly female, often migrant workers or not? Second, the project asks under which conditions workers’ representatives have actually been able to influence policy change. When do politicians listen to trade unions?

Selected Publications

Eleveld, A. and F. Van Hooren, (2018), The Governmentalization of the Trade Union and the Potential of Union-based Resistance. The Case of Undocumented Migrant Domestic Workers in the Netherlands making Rights Claims, accepted for publication in Social & Legal Studies.

Eleveld, A. and F. Van Hooren, (2018), The Governmentalization of the Trade Union and the Potential of Union-based Resistance. The Case of Undocumented Migrant Domestic Workers in the Netherlands making Rights Claims, accepted for publication in Social & Legal Studies.

Van Hooren, F., (2012), ‘Varieties of migrant care work, comparing patterns of migrant labour in social care’, Journal of European Social Policy 22, 2: 133-147.

 

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