Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund

Key facts

Fair Mobility Project

Aim  
To support mobile workers from Central and Eastern EU Member States in enforcing their rights to fair wages and working conditions on the German labour market.

Means 
Advisory services and support for mobile employees in their native languages. Production and distribution of informational, educational and training materials. Development and implementation of educational events.

Project partners
DGB Executive Board (overall responsibility), bfw – Unternehmen für Bildung, European Migrant Workers Union, Project Consult GmbH (PCG), DGB Bildungswerk BUND and Gewerkschaft Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten NGG (Food, Beverages and Catering Union), German Metalworkers' Union IG Metall Ingolstadt

Cooperative partners 
Arbeit und Leben (Berlin, Kiel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Schleswig Holstein), Arbeiterwohlfahrt München (Workers' Welfare Association Munich), Betriebsseelsorge Stuttgart-Rottenburg (company pastoral care Stuttgart-Rottenburg), Kirchlicher Dienst in der Arbeitswelt Mannheim (Pastoral service in the working environment Mannheim, DGB district and regional organisations, individual member unions of the DGB

Sites 
Project coordination in Berlin, advisory centres in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Dortmund, Kiel, Munich, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Mannheim and Oldenburg.

Financing
German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), Executive Board of the DGB

Project duration 
August 2011 until December 2020

Info in three minutes

The Fair Mobility project assists in the enforcement of fair wages and working conditions for migrant workers from Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries on the German labour market. The project lies within the political responsibility of the DGB Executive Board. It is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Within the project framework
...studies are conducted in which problems which regularly affect migrant workers from Central and Eastern European countries were analysed as is the need for advisory work in matters of social and labour law. Recommendations for political action have been developed.

... nine local advisory centres have been established where mobile workers receive information and support in their native language regarding labour and social law. The advisory centres cooperate with similar organisations at local institutions and are part of a nationally active network.

... educational materials are developed in order to raise awareness and to shed light on the situation of mobile workers. With these modular training dossiers, workers' and staff council members are being educated since they are generally the first point of contact in a company or government agency for questions regarding wages and working conditions. Moreover, the staff is being trained in further advisory centres which are associated with trade unions.

... additional measures are being developed and implemented which support and intensify the transnational dialogue between trade unions .

Kontakt

Faire Mobilität 
DGB, Kapweg 4, 13405 Berlin
Ansprechpartner
Dominique John
E-Mail koordination@faire-mobilitaet.de 
Telefon +49 30 – 21 240 540