Today in Europe, migrant workers do essential work… and are crucial to many sectors of our economies.
But despite the huge demand for workforce, it’s incredibly difficult to come and work regularly in Europe: limits on work permits leave migrant workers at the mercy of exploitative employers.
If we increase the availability of work permits and make them decent, we can answer the huge demand for workforce AND respect every person’s work.
We need permits which ensure that people can change jobs and work with proper contracts, better matching their skills and labour market demand. So that work is declared, reinforcing social security and public services.
So that everyone can stand up for decent pay and working conditions without fear and abuse.
PICUM, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, is a network of organisations working to ensure social justice and human rights for undocumented migrants.
To learn more about PICUM, you can have a look at their website: https://picum.org
Video produced by Atypicalist (formerly Boniato Studio) in 2022.
Direction - Rémi Cans
Script Editors - Laure Garancher, Rémi Cans
Production Assistant - Ella Godfrey
Art Director - Rémi Cans
Graphics - Meghan Denon
Storyboard - Flore Montmory
Animation - Dabid Pascual
Composer - Inés Mirás Vieites
Sound Design - Jean-Baptiste Montmartin
Voice over - Rachael Warren-Allen