tourism , industrial , craft and Finance the main pillars of the Ticino's economy, which has focused in the last decades, especially in the services and the information sector. And quite successfully: A broad study of BAK Economics showed a year ago that the economy grew in the last ten years in Ticino stronger than in the Rest of Switzerland.
an Essential part of this success, the cross-border workers, which have contributed according to the study, mainly to increase the productivity of the Canton, according to the study. In the Lugano region, where the majority of commuters to work, productivity is not at its greatest.
Thus, the Ticino, however, is also strongly dependent on the around 68’000 Frontalieri, which now account for roughly 29 percent of all employees in the Canton. The largest share of cross-border commuters working in the service sector, a total of about 40’000. A little over 4000 in the health sector, such as care in nursing homes or in hospitals.
Also in industry, tourism or construction work not just from home to be done. This is not only for the Ticino economy is problematic, stresses Luca Albertoni, Director of the Ticino chamber of Commerce, compared to SRF. The home office was in the Frontalieri are not very popular, because of the significant financial losses threaten: "If these people can exercise more than 25 per cent of their work in Italy, you are tax subject in Italy." Giorgio Garganti of the trade Union Unia confirmed that the cross-border commuters is of concern, especially the situation on the labour market.
Barely a closure of the southern frontier of the education system, the public administration or the Finance and insurance industry would be affected. In these industries, only very few cross-border commuters work.
Created: 11.03.2020, 15:36 PMUpdated Date: 12 March 2020, 07:00