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Georgian seasonal workers in Germany complain of working conditions, low salaries

19 May 2021

Georgians who came to Germany with the state seasonal employment programme complain of hard working conditions...The report states that the workers’ wages were three times less than what was specified in the contract.

Food is also a problem: “We started work at six in the morning. We were only fed at eight o’clock in the evening”, says one of the workers. Workers also complain about living conditions saying that up to 24 people live “on a few square meters”. As they point out, this is contrary to what was written in the contract.

Georgian workers in Germany appealed to the Georgian Employment Promotion Agency and the Georgian Consulate in Germany for help...The agency says it fully shares the concerns expressed by one of the groups that left for Germany for seasonal employment.

...The agency stated that if the German employer does not fulfill the promise of hourly wages, the Georgian side will demand the redistribution of workers from this group among other employers.