Migrant workers in the highly productive Dutch agricultural sector experience unfair labour practices, including structurally poor wages and living standards, insecure contracts and hazardous working conditions. The Covid-19 pandemic has placed this precarity in the spotlight. • The current Dutch legal framework and economic model enable structurally unfair labour practices that particularly affect Central and Eastern European (CEE) migrant workers. • This policy brief proposes steps to move from precarity towards decent migrant work in Dutch agriculture. It is based on the Netherlands chapter of the comparative study “Are Agri-Food Workers Only Exploited in Southern Europe? Case Studies on Migrant Labour in Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden”.

Agriculture – Covid-19 – decent work – labour rights – migrant workers – the Netherlands – precarious work
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)

Siegmann, K.A, Quaedvlieg, Julia, & Williams, Tyler. (2020). From regulated precarity to decent work: Improving conditions for migrant workers in Dutch agriculture. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/132082