Czech Republic - Mafia profits from labour shortages - October 31, 2016

A newspaper reported about the practice that Ukrainians who want to work in the Czech Republic must first pay protection money of up to 2000 euro per capita to the mafia. Industry is short of 70,000 workers, according to an analysis of the Association of Exporters, and the employers' demand for the Ukrainian labour force has been steeply rising. Moreover, most firms must pay extra money to intermediaries for their Ukrainian workers

English: http://praguemonitor.com/2016/10/27/mfd-ukrainians-must-pay-mafia ...  

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