Poles shuttle to Belgium for work

  • 2003-01-30
  • Janet McEvoy
PolandThey call it "little Belgium," a small, sleepy town in eastern Poland from which busloads of people desperate for jobs travel across Europe into the real Belgium to work as cleaners, painters and baby sitters."It's very simple," said one rugged, mustachioed man in his early 50s, as he dug in for the weekly 23-hour bus journey from the town of Siemiatycze to Brussels where he planned to work for three months."We have unemployment at about 30 percent. I think that's why so many people go: for jobs, money, for so many things," he said.The surrounding area of impoverished eastern Poland h...
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