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Do the trade unions engage in specific activities recruiting or supporting/defending the rights of migrants groups?

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02/03/2012 - 14:24
Short Answer

In 2010, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) published a strategy called; ‘Towards a Strategy for the Inclusion of Migrant Workers in Trade Unions.’ This strategy aims to recruit and support migrant workers in the trade union movement.

Qualitative Info

Their objective outlined in the document is as follows:

 “To develop a strategic approach within Congress to the inclusion of black and minority ethnic members.

The development of the strategic approach will include research and consultation with bodies representative of black and minority ethnic organisations.”

The plan was funded by the Office of the Minister for Integration and managed by the Equality Authority

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Inter-ethnic, Intra-ethnic, Nationalism, Anti-roma/ romaphobia, Xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Employment - labour market, Health and social protection, Education, Culture, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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