3 Responses to “The only real alternative to the exploitation of migrants is genuine grassroot organising”

  1. 1 Sonia Dolinsek December 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Reblogged this on menschenhandel heute.

  2. 2 Sefi December 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Hi there, thank you for this post. But can you give an example or two of how migrants can organize in order to bring about change? While it does sound like a great idea that can prevent labor exploitation, it does not seem like a very realistic option. Many migrants – especially undocumented ones – prefer to live under the radar. And what you are suggesting might expose them to contact with the authorities.

  3. 3 vittorio January 11, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    thanks for your comment. actually this is the main point of the book and the stories collected show how migrants, even when they are undocumented, can fight back exploitation, usually with the help of trade unions and NGOs. of course, the very first step is to have full labour rights recognised, and therefore documents and a legal status. this has happened and is still happening in France, in Italy, in the US, etc. you can find all the examples in the book.

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