Wednesday 19 nov 2014, the parliament had a discussion on the position of domestic workers. All groups domestic workers under FNV Bondgenoten did an action since the Dutch government refused to ratify ILO Conv.189. IMWU and other migrant organisation under FNV-B took part. It was not so many people, because a lot of fellows must work. No work no pay for us. No pay means no money to be sent to our family at home. (Source: IMWU NL on FB)
That brown building on the left is the former headquarter of Dutch shipping company, provided service to Americas. During 1940s after the World War II, Holland-Amerika Lijn, the cruise company transported hundreds of thousands of Dutch immigrants to America and Canada seeking the better future and reaching their dreams.
Pak Imam as the Counsellor of Indonesian embassy (KBRI) in The Netherlands said that the embassy really appreciates with the emergence of initiative groups of Indonesians live in The Netherlands that give positive roles. The presence of IMWU is felt useful by the undocumented, where they need a forum that could advocate for their rights in accordance with the applicable laws in The Netherlands.
Had a conversation with a Dutch who hires an undocumented Indonesian to clean her house twice a week. Both parties trust each other, the employer hands the house keys, the worker cleans every corner of the house while the owner is out. No one complains so far. No letters, contracts whatsoever are needed, trust is the key.
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Detention center is an institution where foreigners are held for certain periods because of fail to obtain a residence status can be detained prior to deportation, particularly illegal immigrants, refugees, or people awaiting trial or sentence. Several Indonesians who overstayed and illegally lived in this country stayed for some periods in detention centers before being sent home.