Moroccan workers with a contract of origin will start to arrive in Spain at the beginning of January, Asaja-Huelva stated. The reason for this delay, the organization stated, is the closure of the Moroccan border until December 31, a measure taken by the government to shield its territory after learning of the expansion of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
On December 9, the Board of Directors of Asaja-Huelva had already expressed its uncertainty about the arrival date of the workers of the first phase, as the administration had not informed the administration of the specific date or way in which the workers were going to arrive.
Under these circumstances, and taking into account that the first female workers traditionally start to arrive on these dates, Asaja-Huelva requested the administration give them more specific information. The answer they got is that the workers won't arrive, in principle, until the beginning of January.
Furthermore, the Government is immersed in negotiations aimed at ensuring that the contingent transfers are carried out within the framework of a global operation rather than by ship or plane, as has been the case up to now. This would mean a notable improvement in the operation, as it would not be necessary to process a permit every time the sector needs to transport workers from abroad, thus avoiding bureaucratic procedures and waiting times. The procedure would be extended to the entire contingent of workers and to the transports used to bring the workers into the country and to return them to their places of origin.