Easing labor migration rules threatens wages, unions say
20 March 2023 | 10:53 am
Berlin plans to reduce labor shortages by granting more work visas to people from the Western Balkan states. But unions worry that this could lead to lower wages and worse conditions for unskilled workers.
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