Daily migrants: Cross-border workers: a contentious Swiss reality – swissinfo.ch

frontiereDucheneLacroixThe number of cross-border workers has ballooned in Switzerland with the introduction of the free movement of people. Well-accepted in the Jura and in German-speaking Switzerland, they are sometimes the victims of violent attacks in Ticino and Geneva.

“Enemies of Genevans! Cross-border workers: enough! Give Genevans hiring priority!”

The Geneva Citizens Movement – the second largest party in canton Geneva – has already chosen its publicity campaign for the October 6 local elections, nominating cross-border workers as its prime target. Its sister party in canton Vaud is just as explicit about its intentions on its website:

“The wave of workers coming from France leads to the degradation of infrastructure, increases pollution, puts pressure on salaries and forces many of our citizens onto social welfare.”

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Source: Daily migrants: Cross-border workers: a contentious Swiss reality – swissinfo.ch.

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