Labour migration has existed for centuries. People migrate from one place to another to seek a better life. There are various reasons behind the migration process such as social & cultural reason, economic reason and political reason. Mostly, people migrate for economic reasons, to have a decent life with dignity. And the act of migrating is a right of all human beings in the world no matter how they migrate (formally or informally).
In the era globalisation nowadays, EU has applied a freedom of movement for the citizen of EU. EU Citizens are free to move and work in member countries. Some types of migrants in EU are au pairs, migrant workers, students, migrants coming based on family reunification and as refugee/ asylum seekers. EU countries are also open for migrant workers from third country national, in fact, the opportunity for migrant workers in EU is one of the goals of EU 2020.
Indonesian workers should also take an active participation in such opportunities. There are 6,2 million of migrant workers from Indonesia working abroad in all sectors, formal and informal and the Netherlands is one of the countries of destination. Indonesian workers in the Netherlands come from various groups. Indonesian students who have graduated have one year opportunity to find a job in the Netherlands. Netherlands is also open for highly qualified workers coming from Indonesia. A couple years ago the government opened the opportunity for nurses to come and work in the Netherlands. There is also a sectors which is filled by a large number of Indonesian workers and that is the domestic sectors.
What are the opportunities now in the Netherlands for Indonesian workers? How big is the labour market particularly with the political situation which is not friendly for migrants? How is the protection of labour rights in the Netherlands?
In answering such questions, KBRI, PPI, PPNI, IDN-NL, IMWU NL, OKIA, Fairwork, GKIN, and SKIN will hold one day seminar on labour migration, labour market and labour rights on Saturday 8 June 2013 in Tobias Asserlaan 8, The Hague. The aim and purpose of this event is to examine the situation of labour migration nowadays, the opportunities in the labour market of the Netherlands, to share issues and experiences and to think of recommendations for further steps regarding how this will help developments in Indonesia.
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