The AK rejects the introduction of a Europe-wide seasonal migrant model for the following reasons.<br /><br />Unlike the EU Commission’s opinion, we believe that circular migration is in fact largely concerned with a “programme for guest workers”. The proposals on short-term and temporary labour migration work on the assumption that these people will leave the EU again after their work has been completed. This view has not proved true in Austria and Switzerland in the last 40 years. Trust in particular has also shown itself to be false – owing to the seasonal worker regulation, one can refrain from carrying out the necessary investments in integration policy (living, labour market, education).<br /><br />The AK has already been calling for a sustained reduction of the national seasonal migrant model for some time. There is no reason why this model should be extended to the whole of Europe, particularly as there is no demand for low-skilled workers in the foreseeable future in Austria.
The Federal Chamber of Labour rejects the introduction of a circular migration model as it is aimed largely at a Europe-wide seasonal migrant model.
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