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In Conversation: The EU Settlement Scheme

The litmus test of EUSS success will be the ability of EU citizens to live and work normally from 1st July

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By Emma McClelland
08 June 2021

Pride 2021: A Month to Celebrate and Reflect

June is Pride Month, an opportunity to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and defend their rights

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By Emma McClelland
05 June 2021

Citizens safe: the app that puts citizens in control of their government accounts

Public services are increasingly moving online, leaving thousands of people who struggle with digital literacy behind. We're launching an app development project that will fix this.

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By Dora-Olivia Vicol
20 May 2021

Work Rights Centre and Settled join forces as EU Settlement Scheme deadline looms

The Work Rights Centre, along with Settled, have partnered to raise awareness of the EUSS and to support vulnerable EU nationals with their applications.

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By Emma McClelland
11 May 2021

Thrown Under the Brexit Bus: The Hidden Consequences of the EUSS

Statistics show that, so far, 5.2 million EUSS applications have been made. Of those, at least 45,500 were refused and 54,100 deemed ‘invalid’. And while the number of overall applications seems positive, the picture is not as rosy on closer inspection.

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By Emma McClelland
10 May 2021

We're hiring a Polish-speaking adviser

We're looking for a Polish-speaking colleague to join our London service provision team for two days a week. Apply by the 18th of April 2021.

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By Olivia Vicol
06 April 2021

Year of Covid

From 01 March 2020 to 10 March 2021, we saw over 1,000 new cases. This is almost double our previous case load. Read our Year of Covid report, to discover what we've learnt about the vulnerabilities of migrant workers in the low paid sector, and what we and the Government can do to address them.

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By Dora-Olivia Vicol
31 March 2021

IWD: We stand with women

In aid of International Women’s Day, our team shared their thoughts on some of these challenges, along with the ways in which they work to level the playing field for women.

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By Emma McClelland
08 March 2021

Budget 2021 - A terrible blow to the un(der) employed

With furlough and the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) extended to the end of September, the Chancellor’s Spring Budget is good news for people who are already in secure employment or running a business. But for the 6 million people who rely on Universal Credit (UC), the Chancellor’s decision to end the £20/week uplift in September is a tragedy.

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By Dora-Olivia Vicol
05 March 2021

To protect hard hit migrant workers, the budget must centre recovery on livelihoods

On the 3rd of March the Chancellor is due to make one of the most anticipated budget statements in recent years. Covid-19 has been hard on migrant workers. To heal the scars, the Chancellor will need to extend support schemes that protect the most vulnerable, and realise that recovery is not just about lifting lockdown, but livelihoods.

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By Dora-Olivia Vicol
22 February 2021

The Brexit transition: what it means for EU nationals' access to social security in the UK

In this article we look at what the end of the Brexit transition means for EU nationals' access to social security, why applying to the EU Settlement Scheme is key, and who is at risk of falling through the cracks

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By Olivia Vicol
05 January 2021

We are hiring a Senior Communications Officer

We are looking for an expert stortyteller to join our team for 15h a week, and grow our supporter base.

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By Olivia Vicol
04 January 2021

Living in the UK when NINOs are suspended

NINO allocations are suspended for EU nationals. Learn more about your rights, and how to fight it.

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By Dora-Olivia Vicol
05 December 2020

WoRC is hiring in Manchester!

We are looking for a motivated candidate with a passion for justice, to join our team in Manchester.

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By Dora-Olivia Vicol
06 June 2020

WoRC attends: Romanian roundtable with Deputy Mayor of London

Our Development manager attends the first roundtable with the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, to discuss the impact of settled status, the Immigration Bill, and integration.

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By Adina Maglan
07 April 2019

WoRC volunteers: London Is Open – Volunteering for the Mayor of London’s campaign to support European Londoners secure their status in the UK

Volunteering for the Mayor of London’s campaign to support European Londoners secure their status in the UK

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By Adina Maglan
05 April 2019

WoRC launches an animated introduction to Employment Rights

Work Rights Centre launches the UK’s first comprehensive introduction to employment rights. Narrated in English with subtitles in 21 languages, the 3-minute sends one clear message: everyone has the right to work that is fair, safe, and that pays.

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By Zac Downs
08 October 2018

WoRC Attends: "Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2018"

The Institute of Fiscal Studies held their annual event presenting a report on United Kingdom living standards, poverty and inequality.

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By Dasha Vodchic
13 August 2018

WoRC Gets Heard: Our chair of trustees talks to the London Community Foundation

Employment rights, friendship, and a charity model embedded in the community: our Chair Of Trustees and beneficiaries talk to the London Community Foundation.

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By Zac Downs
30 July 2018

WoRC Attends: "Beyond Windrush: Building the movement for migrants' rights"

Together with over 100 representatives from different migrant sector organisations, WoRC attended a forum which proposed means of countering the hostile environment to which the Windrush Generation were subjected.

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By Aleksandra Tomczak
28 July 2018

WoRC Attends: Brent Voluntary & Community Organisations consultation

Brent Council hosted its 2018 Voluntary Sector Organisations consultation. During the meeting, the attendees discussed the proposed Partnership Principles, and how these would work in a wider partnership strategy.

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By Adina Maglan
28 July 2018

WoRC Delivers: Equality & Work rights training in Hertfordshire

Work Rights Centre has been invited to deliver a bespoke training on Equalities and Work Rights in English and Romanian as part of an ESOL course organised by Hertfordshire County Council.

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By Adina Maglan
21 July 2018

WoRC Gets Heard: Interview with 'Bulgarians in London'

We are pleased to announce that Bulgarians in London had published their new blog featuring an interview with Work Rights Centre's communications officer.

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By Lora Tabakova
24 June 2018

WoRC Attends: Voluntary Sector Liaison Forum meeting

Along with a number of Brent-based community organisations and social enterprises, WoRC was invited to review the needs of the borough's voluntary sector.

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By Lora Tabakova
20 June 2018

WoRC Writes: Settled status, a difficult task for precarious workers

Since the EU referendum the circumstances of EU nationals in the UK have worsened. This article considers some of the barriers EU nationals face in making applications for Settled Status.

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By Lora Tabakova
25 April 2018

WoRC Attends: 'Providing Legal Advice to EEA nationals' conference hosted by the AIRE Centre

Our team of dedicated volunteers had the pleasure to attend a conference on the 6th of April 2018 hosted by the AIRE Centre (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe) on the subject of Providing Legal Advice to EEA nationals, as part of a project funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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By Dasha Vodchic
06 April 2018