Complaints by migrant workers double in a year
Friday 03 August 2012
The number of complaints from migrant workers about their treatment has nearly doubled to 200 over the past year, according to figures from the legal labour association SKIA, quoted in the Volkskrant.
Most of the complaints are about exploitation and crowded housing conditions, with around 35% describing 'inhuman situations', SKIA says.
The migrant workers association Migrada says it has seen a 40% rise over the year, most of which it blames on the anti-immigration PVV's website for complaints about Poles.
The debate about migrant workers has been dominated in recent years by stories about exploitation, bad housing and low wages.
Earlier this year, a report by employers organisations said the greying population and looming shortage of good workers means the Netherlands must remain attractive to migrant labour.