MoBA Beratung

Bremen and Bremerhaven counselling centre
for mobile workers and victims of labour exploitation

In the course of an intra- European labour migration, Bremen and Bremerhaven turn out as more and more desirable destinations for mobile workers, women and men, who come to Germany only temporally, to seek work, without giving up their own residence in their country of origin.
These „ mobile workers“, such as posted workers, seasonal workers and those who are bogus self employed, are extremely threatened to become victims of labour exploitation in Germany. Because of the big difference in the social life and work conditions in their native countries and in Germany, mobile workers are often ready to accept work conditions, which are below the German standards.
 
Insufficient language skills, lack of knowledge about certain legal situations, qualification, networking und financial difficulties, are the most important factors, which could increase the predicament of those people.


At the beginning of 2017 a new counselling centre for a mobile workers and victims of a labour exploitation in Bremen and Bremerhaven, called MoBA, started work. Looking for job foreign workers are being informed and advised by two consultants regarding employment law issues at the trade union house in Bremen and in Bremerhaven.

We provide advice regarding labor law issues for mobile workers from European and third countries, who are currently working temporary or are looking for a job in Germany.

  • Do you have an employment contract?
  • Do you receive the wage which was promised to you?
  • Do you know if there is a minimum wage that you are entitled to?
  • Do you work unpaid overtime?
  • Do you know how many paid holidays you can get?
  • Does your work endanger your health?
  • Do you know if you have an accident and health insurance?

Have you been treated unfairly at work?
You do have rights, regardless of your immigration status
or whether or not you have a written employment contract.

Talk to us. Our counselling is free of charge.

  • We offer counselling at our office and on site.
  • We provide professional advice to your individual case.
  • We support you and mediate between you and local government offices,
    public authorities and other institutions.
  • We speak Polish, Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, English and German.
    If necessary, translation services can be provided for other languages.

Our service is anonymous and confidential. The consultation takes place on a voluntary basis.