08 November 2013 #Immigration
The EU Commission estimates that over 100,000 third-country seasonal workers come to the EU every year. A new Directive aims to end exploitation as well as ensuring that temporary stays do not become permanent. If approved at a plenary vote which is due to take place in January 2014, member states will have two and a half years to bring it into effect.
It is proposed that any application to enter the EU as a seasonal worker will have to be supported by a contract or binding job offer specifying essentials such as pay and working hours.