Crisis-hit Spaniards seek work in France

French workers complain that foreign labourers accepting lower salaries are stealing their jobs.

As the economic crisis is taking its toll on Spain, an increasing number of labourers – particularly construction workers – are crossing the border into France for work.

French builders now complain that the foreign competition is stealing their business, and that unemployment is rising in French border towns. A French labourer earns $15, while a Spaniard will work for $10.

Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland reports from the Franco-Spanish border.

Source: Al Jazeera