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Migrant self-employment between precariousness and self-exploitation


Over the past decade the EuroMayDay movement, whose aspirations are rooted in the legendary 2001 Milan movement, has expanded its scope to a global scale. The movement draws attention to the precarious conditions of employees and their claims for long-term employment and decent working conditions. Migrants had played an important role in initiating EuroMayDay campaigns and ‘freedom of movement’ was another central claim put forward (Standing, 2011: 1f.). In many cases migrants are among the first to be affected by precarisation.

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