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(en) Holland, vrije bond: Flyer action Close VION!
Thu, 18 Nov 2021 08:03:06 +0200
On Friday 19 November, the Labour working group of the Vrije Bond, in
collaboration with the action group Sluit VION!, will once again hold a flyer
campaign in front of the gate of the largest slaughterhouse in the Netherlands.
---- This flyer campaign is part of a long-term campaign of the Labour Working
Group with the aim of informing migrant workers about their legal position and
combating the exploitation of labour migrants. In the Netherlands, some 500,000
migrant workers work through temporary employment agencies and the conditions
with which many of these workers have to deal remain unacceptable and
researchers, journalists, activists and trade unions increasingly use the term
modern slavery. Ser recently published a report in which the meat processing,
distribution centres and seasonal agriculture and horticulture sectors are the
most abusive sectors, especially for migrant workers.
Close VION! is concerned about the treatment of the workers who work at VION.
They are also very worried about all the animals that are unnecessarily
slaughtered here. About the well-being and health of local residents. The
environment - locally and elsewhere - that is polluted. The campaign wants to
change that: Close VION!
Important arguments, to hand out flyers to migrant workers in front of the gate
of the slaughterhouse, include the continuing unacceptable conditions of these
workers, which despite the crocodile tears of policymakers and government reports
ending up in drawers, does not improve at all. In addition to the loud cry for
the abolition of the meat industry.
It still happens far too often that real estate operators (and employers in close
consultation with temporary employment agencies) impose unsafe and poor housing
on migrant workers. There is no option, partly because migrant workers are
dependent on temporary employment agencies via the all-inclusive package that is
offered. The compulsory linking of work and income to housing could be called
Migrant workers from Poland, Hungary and Romania, among others, have to pay a
fortune for a roof over their heads. They live in an impoverished house or
building. The residential locations are often in the hands of the temporary
employment agency for which they work. These locations often do not meet the
established minimum requirements.
Working conditions and payments
Migrant workers are put under great pressure during their work (i.m.e. targets),
receive absolute minimum wages, do not know exactly how many hours they can work
where, are told the same day whether or not they should work and often change
employers. If the migrants already have the courage to complain, they will lose
their jobs and their homes.
Close VION! is an initiative that envisages not only the closure of this
slaughterhouse but the abolition of the entire intensive livestock farming. It is
now clear that everyone in the world is aware of all the benefits if the meat
industry is abolished.
More than enough reasons to inform the migrant workers of their rights. Migrant
workers are entitled to a full income, accommodation and health conditions like
all other people in this society. In recent years, it has become clear that
employers, the temporary employment sector and the government will not ensure
equal treatment and living/working conditions, and migrant workers will therefore
be treated as second-class citizens. So CLOSE VION! And stop the exploitation of
all migrant workers!
The reason for this flyer campaign is that we do not accept second-class citizens
and environmental destruction. Do you have the same conviction and would you like
to join this action in Boxtel? Send an email to the Labour working
group(email@example.com)or to Sluit VION! (SluitVion@protonmail.com).
For more information about the background see also their websites.
[Boxtel]Flyer action Close VION! - Free Association (vrijebond.org)
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