Invisible Migrant Workers and Visible Human Rights
May 21, 2021
— 1:30 pm
The COVID-19 crisis has brought to light the vulnerable status of migrant workers in Europe, who often goes unnoticed in Europe. In this conference, experts will discuss the role of the Church in raising awareness to their rights.
For additional information, please email Prof. Innocenzo M.V. Szaniszló OP at: email@example.com
Migrant workers are part of the everyday economic life of Europe. Today we find Ukrainian agricultural workers in Spain, Romanian workers in German meat factories, and Slovakian, Czech and Hungarian geriatric nurses assisting Austrian families – to name a few. Usually these workers are “invisible.” Many of them are exploited both socially and economically. During their time of employment, they live in poverty level accommodations. Employee rights, such as hours or work breaks, have been ignored. During this time of COVID crisis these invisible migrant workers have become visible. The lines of exploitation often run between Western and Eastern Europe; but also occur between EU and non-EU states.