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NEW on FAIRWORK Belgium website:

 Ik Geef Niet Op! (I Don't Give Up!)

Monologue about domestic workers will come to Brussels - Sunday 13th October 2019

On 13th October 2019 FAIRWORK Belgium will organize a special presentation of the play “Ik Geef niet Op!” This monologue is based in the eight true stories included in our book Onze (Ge)Rechten, which was fully written by the ladies that participate in our empowerment project FAIRWORK Belgium for Domestic Workers.

A unique insight in the life of thousands of domestic workers without papers in Belgium. An encounter with de world of migrations. A difficult world. A daily fight to survive.

 Language: Dutch with simultaneous translation to English and Spanish

 Would you like to attend the presentation? You can order your tickets HERE.

 

OR.C.A. became FAIRWORK Belgium

OR.C.A. became FAIRWORK Belgium on March 15, 2018. A new name with the guarantee for the same service. Our project with Domestic workers is also getting a new look and becomes FAIRWORK Belgium for domestic workers.

 

FAIRWORK Belgium wants to also focus on workers with a precarious residence stay in the future. The undocumented migrant workers remains the priority group in our work. Both the helpdesk, the trainings we provide and our policy work will be oriented on creating more FAIRWORK in Belgium.

 

FAIRWORK Belgium is building a new website www.fairwork.be to provide you with a better service. Please be patient our resources are limited.

But our social commitment is strong and creative.

 

 

Undocumented workers: A Guide to Rights

On 9 december 2014 OR.C.A. was pleased to present the third edition of the booklet "Undocumented workers: A guide to rights". This was realised with the support of ACV-CSC, FGTB, CIRÉ and the Federal Migration centrum. This booklet explains the labor rights of undocumented workers in Belgium and how they can claim thier rights. The rights guide is now availble in six languages: Dutch, French, English, Spanish, Arabic and Brasilian-Portuguese. 

You can order this booklet for €1 + shipping costs or download it here.

 

New hours of availability for the OR.C.A. helpdek.

From Monday, July 16, 2012 the OR.C.A. phonenumber (02/27414 31) can only be reached at:

Mondays from 9am to 1pm

Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm

Thursdays from 1pm to 4 pm

If you contact us outside these hours you can  leave a message on the answering machine. We try to contact you as soon as possible. In addition to the helpdesk undocumented workers or their social assistance may also submit their questions through e-mail at info@orcasite.be. If you  would like to come to our office to submit a question, you must first make an appointment.

OR.C.A. evaluated its helpdesk operation thoroughly. Also the users were surveyed. The results of this survey reinforced our conviction to continue the helpdesk. In the coming months we will be working to improve our services, but also see ourselves forced to intervene in the number of hours of availability of our telephone service.

The OR.C.A. helpdesk was from the start permanently accessible. In recent months we noticed a sharp increase in the number of calls. This is painful to notice , but also a signal of confidence from Undocumented workers and their social assistance how rely on a qualitative treatment of complaints about their labor rights.

The word of mouth, various publications and the new website www.werknemerszonderpapieren.be ensured a wider disclosure of our mission: to defend the labor rights of undocumented migrant workers. Unfortunately, our resources and capabilities don’t rise together with the number of calls. Therefore we are forced, also to maintain a high quality service, to work from now on with a limited number of telephone service hours.

 

Guide to Rights 2010!

Thanks to the support of the unions ABVV/FGTB, ACV/CSC and CIRE, OR.C.A. presents today an updated version of the Guide to Rights for Undocumented Workers (first published in 2006). It contains all the useful information and advice, improved thanks to the experience we managed to build in the past few years. The Guide to Rights will this time also be distributed in Wallonia, and has therefore an adapted address list.  

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An agreement on regularisation

The federal government just reached an agreement on new criteria for regularisation of undocumented migrants. Under very strict conditions, undocumented workers with an offer for a legal job are able to apply too. More information on this website under the heading 'Regularisation'.

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Information on self-employed status

 

 

 

This website was realised with the support of the King Baudouin Foundation