Skip to comments.Romanian seasonal workers head to Germany despite Covid-19 pandemic
Posted on 04/10/2020 9:16:43 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Thousands of Romanian seasonal workers on Friday waited to board chartered planes to Germany after the government decided to allow the flights despite the new coronavirus pandemic.
Around 300,000 seasonal workers travel to Germany each year, mainly from Poland and Romania, to help with fruit and vegetable harvests, according (to the) German Farmers Association.
On Thursday, images of some 1,800 seasonal workers waiting shoulder to shoulder in a packed parking lot at the airport in Cluj-Napoca in central Romania were shared widely on television and on social media.
Authorities are investigating whether the crowd breached strict social distancing and other rules to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.
The Transport Ministry said all charter flights will be processed today in order for airport passengers to reach their destinations, dismissing reports about flights being canceled.
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Ironic depending on people named after a salad to do your vegetable harvests.
Clearly they’re expendable. The lockdown needn’t apply to them. /sarcasm.
Kind of early, it’s snowing in Ohio today.
Cheap Labor > Public Health
No. Gypsies in Romania basically don’t have “normal” jobs and are quite shunned. Thousands of “regular” Romanians work in the EU and send money home, sorta like Mexicans in the US but at least these workers actually have paperwork and approvals.
That is one of the things that really grinds my gears, people who think that Romanians are “Roma”.
Take cruise on the Danube and notice the crew.
Haven’t had the pleasure of a European river cruise yet. Just spent the past year working in Europe (mostly eastern Europe) and living in Bucharest. Real change in the way I view the world and the US.
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