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Treading lightly: regularised migrant workers in Europe
Treading lightly: regularised migrant workers in Europe

Author(s): Eugenia Markova, Anna Paraskevopoulou, Sonia McKay
Subject(s): Labor relations, Family and social welfare, Migration Studies, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: regularisation programmes; undocumented migration; regularised migrants; work conditions;

Summary/Abstract: This study draws on qualitative interviews with regularised, semi-documented and undocumented migrant workers in seven EU countries, each with a different experience of implementing regularisations as a policy tool to manage undocumented migration. The article examines the relationship between a regularised or documented status and work conditions, including access to employment and social rights. It sheds light on the importance of labour market structures in creating opportunities or otherwise for those with newly acquired legality in the host country. The complex impact of migrant status alongside the importance of a strong industrial relations system to enforce rights at work is revealed.

  • Issue Year: 16/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 451-461
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English