The Government Office for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, on commission of the Prime Minister of Ukraine, is engaged in vigorous activity on the coordination of the organized departure of Ukrainian labor migrants for seasonal works. These measures are part of the overall process of relaxing quarantine restrictions being gradually introduced by the Government.
“The Government, certainly, counts on those Ukrainians who have been working abroad recently to help in our country's development. We are aware that we cannot offer the most active part of this workforce the European level of wages, but we won’t create artificial obstacles. Our task is to ensure this process being the maximum orderly,” comments Vadym Prystaiko, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine.
The official added that the coordination of the process envisages a number of important circumstances that should be taken into account by employers in other countries to invite seasonal workers from Ukraine:
“We see it the following way: whenever possible, the centralized appeal of the governments of those countries that want our citizens to work in their countries. We also expect guaranteed official employment for at least three months to ensure that the arrival and departure of these groups will be as coordinated and organized as possible, it may be by charter flights. Observation and other necessary health security measures will be provided both in the country of seasonal works and when they return to Ukraine. We also expect an adequate level of social insurance, first of all, medical insurance and a decent level of living and wages. We expect that this process will be as transparent as possible, without unnecessary bureaucratic obstacles. We can use modern digital technologies,” Vadym Prystaiko emphasized.
The Deputy Prime Minister assured that active consultations with international partners, carriers, especially airlines, are underway, aimed to ensure proper coordination of these issues.
"I hope that starting next week this process will be organized and we will embark on communication with those concerned groups, associations as well as employees who want to get to work abroad," Vadym Prystaiko said.
On April 29, the Prime Minister of Ukraine authorized the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine in synergy with the Government Office for Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine to coordinate the issue of establishing the possibility to organize departure of workers from Ukraine for seasonal work abroad.