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Families abuse au pair scheme

Au pairs in Denmark are earning far too little for the work they do. Government plans to step in

Young Philippine women working as au pairs in Denmark get no more than DKK 3,050 a month (with food and lodging) for looking after kids, shopping, cleaning, and serving food for the family. This is according to and

This is disgraceful, according to the Minister of Employment, Mette Frederiksen, who has called for a review of the au-pair scheme.

Now the mistreatment of au pairs in Denmark is to be stopped. She is backed by the Social Liberals’ Sofie Carsten Nielsen, who says the scheme wasn’t introduced to provide slave-labour for Danish families.

Around 4-5,000 au pairs work in Denmark today.

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