Com (2010) 379 final
Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of seasonal employment
The structural need for low-skilled and low-qualified workers is likely to continue expanding and there is a more permanent need for unskilled labour within the EU. Further, there is significant evidence that certain third-country seasonal workers face exploitation and sub-standard working conditions which may threaten their health and safety.
For this reason the Commission has been asked by the Hague Programme of November 2004 to present a policy plan on legal migration ‘including admission procedures, capable of responding promptly to fluctuating demands for migrant labour in the labour market’. The aim of this Directive will be to set up swift and flexible admission procedures and to guarantee a legal status for seasonal workers to protect them against exploitation.
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