Switzerland - Quota system of seasonal workers was inhuman - November 30, 2016
The trade union confederation SGB/USS published a brochure that examines the quota system for foreign seasonal workers, used by the country after the introduction in 1934. The extreme working conditions are illustrated by portraits of former seasonal workers. Precarious conditions, undeclared labour and downward pressure on pay build a tragic reality. The authors conclude also that, from the economical point of view, the system has not delivered as many workers stayed in the informal sector. Poor integration and a permanent rotation, because of the temporary stay in the country, hampered the workplace continuity and innovation.
The report (in French and German):
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