Presentation on theme: "Write down just exactly who or what you think a Migrant Worker is. Who or what exactly IS a Migrant Worker?"— Presentation transcript:
Write down just exactly who or what you think a Migrant Worker is. Who or what exactly IS a Migrant Worker?
In Northern Ireland migrant workers mostly fill gaps in the academic, agricultural, food production, health, hospitality and catering sectors. A migrant worker is someone who leaves their own country with the intention of seeking work elsewhere. The words are usually applied today to people who do not intend to remain permanently in the host country.
Job VacancyYESNO Hospital Surgeon Big Issue Seller Construction Worker Teacher Retail Assistant Meat Processor Dressmaker Fruit Picker Which of the following job vacancies do you think might be filled by a migrant worker?
Which of these do you think might be a migrant worker?
There are a number of different terms used to describe people who leave their own country and come to Northern Ireland to seek work. Migrant Worker Can you work out the difference between these types of migrant worker? Complete Resource 2 Match the Terms to help you decide. Asylum Seeker ImmigrantRefugee
The top 10 countries of origin of migrant workers in Northern Ireland are listed on the next slide. How many can you come up with? Can you name a country that a migrant worker in Northern Ireland might have come from?
Poland12,020 Lithuania4,987 Portugal3,605 Slovakia3,469 India2,486 Philippines1,524 Latvia1,358 Czech Republic1,338 China1,317 Ukraine867 Top 10 countries of origin of migrant workers to Northern Ireland
Working in a group of 4 pupils and using Resource 2, can you suggest what some of these push and pull factors might be? Why do people choose to come to Northern Ireland to work? These are things that make people want to leave their own home country These are things that attract people to come to Northern Ireland
Higher salaries here Active recruitment because of staff shortages Opportunities to improve skills and advance careers N. Irelands lower cost of living Opportunity to experience a new country To accompany spouse Why do people choose to come to Northern Ireland to work? Lack of employment opportunities in home country War or poverty in home country Poor standard of living in home country Political instability
European Economic Area Nationals do not need to ask for permission to move here to live and work. These include people from the European Union (EU), from the European Free Trade Area (including Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), and from Switzerland. Some facts about who can come to work in Northern Ireland
Nationals from the New EU Accession States are entitled to freedom of movement in the other EU states but must register with the Home Office UK Border Agency when they take up employment. These include people from what are termed the A8 Countries which joined the EU in May 2004: Czech Republic Lithuania Estonia Poland HungarySlovakia Latvia Slovenia (Cyprus and Malta which also joined in 2004, are not subject to these restrictions and are treated like states that joined previously.)
The latest accession countries, Bulgaria and Romania (A2) have been treated differently from the A8 countries. Nationals from these countries are free to be here but need work permits for most forms of employment. Work Permit Holders are foreign nationals from countries, other than those already mentioned. Permits are only issued when the employer has demonstrated that they have been unable to fill the post in any other way. Students from abroad are entitled to work part time. They often help as language assistants in schools. Complete Resource 4 to see who can work freely in N. Ireland
ICT TASK: Resource 5 provides you with some facts and figures about migration trends in Northern Ireland. Use the information to graphically illustrate the movement of people in and out of Northern Ireland and the jobs that migrant workers do. Migration trends to Northern Ireland from