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Embassy and household staff

At the initiative of Abvakabo, the NEA committee agreed to set up a working group on working conditions of staff in embassies or at the homes of diplomatic personnel.

This follows on from a series of violations of the most basic labour standards where the victims are often found hopeless in the face of diplomatic immunity.


Diplomatic immunity must stop at the workplace

(EPSU Press release, 5 June 2015) New evidence of breaches of fundamental human rights in embassies and diplomats’ homes in Europe. A new study on the legal situation and problems of staff working in embassies and diplomat employers’ homes in Europe and possible remedies was carried out by the Amsterdam International Law Clinic, linked to the Amsterdam Law University. The study was commissioned by the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) and its Dutch affiliate, FNV (...)

The Arbitration Procedure to Resolve Disputes

A new Option for Embassies and their Locally Recruited Staff - Some thoughts in favour of a new EPSU initiative - Discussion paper - October 2012

Embassy staff meeting

24 October 2012


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