For tens of thousands of workers around Europe, #stayathome has posed a painful quandary. The continent’s migrant workers face an unenviable choice: stay at work, often on the social care frontline, and potentially risk infection, or return to their home country jobless and stigmatised. This is what the Guardian newspaper writes in a article dedicated to seasonal workers on the old continent.
The Guardian quotes Marin Lessenski from OSI-Sofia on the impact of returnees to Central and Eastern Europe and in fallout of the Covid-19 emergency. He warns that with poorer medical and social welfare systems, eastern European countries are likely to suffer severe economic and social crises.
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