Probe into working conditions for foreigners

09.08.2019 - 20:33
Aktuelt
Probe into working conditions for foreigners
Police and other authorities have set out to investigate working conditions for foreign nationals
The police, the Work Environment and Fire Safety Authority and tax authority TAKS will soon join forces to examine the conditions of foreign workers in the Faroese labour market
 

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

 
Nýggjastu sendingar í ÚV
Hósdag 20. februar
Góðan morgun Føroyar 20. februar
105074
Hósdag 20. februar
Oddvør Johannesen er gestur í Dansivali
105071
Hósdag 20. februar
Dagsins yrking - Lyklar
104572
Nýggjastu sendingar í SV
Mikudag 19. februar
Torradagar í Klaksvík
105039
Mánadag 17. februar
3-2
104948
Sunnudag 16. februar
Guðstænasta úr Árnafjarðar kirkju
104893
Sunnudag 16. februar
Ferðavinna og landbúnaður
104894
Sunnudag 16. februar
Andakt við Hjørdis Háberg
104891