Probe into working conditions for foreigners
A thorough investigation into working and living conditions for foreign workers is set to launch soon.
The police, the Work Environment and Fire Safety Authority and tax authority TAKS will work together to take a closer look at what goes on behind the scenes when foreign nationals are brought to the Faroes for work purposes.
Police will look at residence permits, the Work Environment and Fire Safety Authority will investigate working conditions while TAKS oversees the financial aspect.
Probe prompted by new report
This initiative comes in the wake of a new report, commissioned by 13 trade unions, on foreigners working in the Faroese construction industry.
In addition to criticising housing conditions for foreign workers, the report found that there is no organised control of qualifications when foreign workers are brought to the country, and this may make it difficult for authorities to investigate illegal salary procedures.
As part of the initiative, the police are planning to carry out unannounced inspections in workplaces that employ foreigners.
Translated by prosa.fo