In Poland, problems may arise due to the departure of Ukrainian builders
Representatives of the Polish construction sector urge the government to extend the stimulus package amid fears of losing Ukrainian workers due to the closure of the European borders in connection with the coronavirus.
It is reported Bloomberg.
It is noted that in the Polish construction sector, which employs 400 thousand people, accounting for 8% of GDP.
“The closure of the European borders carries huge risks for the Polish industry, which is estimated at 200 billion zlotys ($47 billion), and which depends on migrants.
Particularly affected the construction sector”, – writes the Agency.
According to the newspaper, Poland has left every fifth Ukrainian Builder, and potential Polish workers are unable to return to the country.
“A serious lack of workers will lead to a significant reduction of the industry”, – said the Polish Association of construction employers in an open letter to the government.
In particular, businesses are asking the government to extend the terms of stay and work visas for employees, and to suspend the collection of certain fines and taxes.