Lately | Workers' rights

Work, No Matter What

By - 13.11.2023

Date: 20 November

Time: 17:30

Location: Hub 2.0

In a country where many remain unemployed, the working conditions experienced by those fortunate enough to secure a job often take a back seat. Yet, in Kosovo, many individuals face unsafe or uncertain working conditions as they navigate informality, the non-application of laws, discrimination, and the absence of a bold vision within institutions and businesses centered on ensuring that labor becomes a tool for individual emancipation rather than exploitation.

At K2.0, we consider it essential to shed light on the real-life conditions encountered by workers in Kosovo’s labor market. In 2022, we dedicated our annual Carnival to the sweat of workers. This year, we have published a series of three longform articles investigating the challenges faced by groups of workers who, despite their hard work, still struggle to make ends meet, jeopardize their health, or put their life aspirations on the back burner. These stories include investigations across sectors such as food delivery and agriculture — sectors predominantly covered by men — and explore the employment dynamics of Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian workers.

Join us for our next discussion at Hub 2.0 on November 20th, starting at 17:30. We will delve deeper into our research and discuss how the conversation on worker’s rights needs to evolve.

During the discussion, we will be joined by the following speakers:

The event will be moderated by Aulonë Kadriu, senior editor at Kosovo 2.0. Translation will be provided in English and Serbian.

This event is organized with the financial support of the European Union in the scope of the “Protecting and Promoting Labour Rights of Vulnerable Groups in the Labour Market” project. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Kosovo 2.0 and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union, ATRC or BIRN Kosovo.

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