1 hr 40 min

Ep. 016 — Migrant labour in Germany w/ Elmar and Sergiu [EN‪]‬ Leneșx Radio

    • Society & Culture

In today’s episode we speak with Elmar Wigand from Arbeitsunrecht and Sergiu Zorger from FAU (Free Workers’ Union), about the conditions faced by migrant labourers in Germany, with a focus on Romanian workers in the meat industry and care workers. In the first part of the episode we talk more broadly about the labour laws and workers’ organizations in Germany. We learn about the multiple levels of exploitation experienced by migrant workers who work and live in various kinds of precarious arrangements. In the second part, we focus on the particular conditions faced by Eastern European labourers working in mega-meat processing plants, like Tönnies, and in the cleaning industry. The episode ends with a list of suggestions and practical advice for workers who find themselves in similar situations.

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Re(Sources)

Arbeitsunrecht
https://arbeitsunrecht.de/
https://web.facebook.com/Arbeitsunrecht-Romana-111835073931520
https://web.facebook.com/arbeitsunrecht

Migration counselor (they do very good information campaigns)
https://minor-kontor.de/consiliere-de-migratie-4-0/
https://web.facebook.com/consiliereMB4.0/

Faire Mobilität
https://www.faire-mobilitaet.de/
https://www.faire-mobilitaet.de/ro
https://web.facebook.com/DGBFaireMobilitaet/
their hotline
https://secure.dgb.de/www.faire-mobilitaet.de/informationen/++co++d0d24b5e-6e58-11ea-8f86-52540088cada
a short practical video that they have made
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6ukKVxvwTk

Freie Arbeiterinnen- und Arbeiter-Union (FAU) [Free Workers’ Union]
https://www.fau.org/
https://www.fau.org/en
https://bonn.fau.org/ro/

DREPT pentru îngrijire
https://www.facebook.com/dreptpentruingrijire

România — Țara Muncii Ieftine (ROTMI)
https://www.facebook.com/TaraMunciiIeftine

Examples from intermezzo
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/maria-bartiromo-fooled-fake-smithfield-ceo_n_5fe38132c5b64e442101be80
https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/7/8/21311327/farmers-factory-farms-cafos-animal-rights-booker-warren-khanna
https://www.wired.com/story/direct-action-everywhere-virtual-reality-exposing-factory-farms/


Artwork by Cristian Grecu (check out more of his art on his home page or try to find him hidden in various places all over the Internet)
Intro/Outro song: Which side are you on?, rendition by Intellectual Dark Wave
https://soundcloud.com/intellectualdarkwave/which-side-are-you-on
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQvmb2cqZlrgAFsAq1_P4w

In today’s episode we speak with Elmar Wigand from Arbeitsunrecht and Sergiu Zorger from FAU (Free Workers’ Union), about the conditions faced by migrant labourers in Germany, with a focus on Romanian workers in the meat industry and care workers. In the first part of the episode we talk more broadly about the labour laws and workers’ organizations in Germany. We learn about the multiple levels of exploitation experienced by migrant workers who work and live in various kinds of precarious arrangements. In the second part, we focus on the particular conditions faced by Eastern European labourers working in mega-meat processing plants, like Tönnies, and in the cleaning industry. The episode ends with a list of suggestions and practical advice for workers who find themselves in similar situations.

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Re(Sources)

Arbeitsunrecht
https://arbeitsunrecht.de/
https://web.facebook.com/Arbeitsunrecht-Romana-111835073931520
https://web.facebook.com/arbeitsunrecht

Migration counselor (they do very good information campaigns)
https://minor-kontor.de/consiliere-de-migratie-4-0/
https://web.facebook.com/consiliereMB4.0/

Faire Mobilität
https://www.faire-mobilitaet.de/
https://www.faire-mobilitaet.de/ro
https://web.facebook.com/DGBFaireMobilitaet/
their hotline
https://secure.dgb.de/www.faire-mobilitaet.de/informationen/++co++d0d24b5e-6e58-11ea-8f86-52540088cada
a short practical video that they have made
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6ukKVxvwTk

Freie Arbeiterinnen- und Arbeiter-Union (FAU) [Free Workers’ Union]
https://www.fau.org/
https://www.fau.org/en
https://bonn.fau.org/ro/

DREPT pentru îngrijire
https://www.facebook.com/dreptpentruingrijire

România — Țara Muncii Ieftine (ROTMI)
https://www.facebook.com/TaraMunciiIeftine

Examples from intermezzo
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/maria-bartiromo-fooled-fake-smithfield-ceo_n_5fe38132c5b64e442101be80
https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/7/8/21311327/farmers-factory-farms-cafos-animal-rights-booker-warren-khanna
https://www.wired.com/story/direct-action-everywhere-virtual-reality-exposing-factory-farms/


Artwork by Cristian Grecu (check out more of his art on his home page or try to find him hidden in various places all over the Internet)
Intro/Outro song: Which side are you on?, rendition by Intellectual Dark Wave
https://soundcloud.com/intellectualdarkwave/which-side-are-you-on
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQvmb2cqZlrgAFsAq1_P4w

1 hr 40 min

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