Croatia - Better pay to reduce emigration - September 30, 2017

Since the spring of 2016, employers in several sectors, like construction, shipbuilding and tourism, report difficulties to find suitable employees. Therefore, the Employers’ Association urged the government to increase quotas for foreign workers. The trade unions believe that the problem is being exaggerated and that it can be solved by increasing wages and improving vocational training. The unions argue that this will motivate citizens to actively seek work and to stay in the country instead of going to work abroad. The trade unions are not against foreign workers entering the market, but they fear that this could be used as a method keeping wages low and permitting poor working conditions.

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