Scandal of cheaper foreign workers who snatch British jobs Sept 7, 2013 18:22:56 GMT
Post by Focus on Sept 7, 2013 18:22:56 GMT
FURY erupted last night after the Daily Express lifted the lid on a cheap foreign workers scandal that could mean tens of thousands of British jobs are going to people from elsewhere in Europe.
Migrant workers are being sourced for UK jobs (pic posed)
One recruiter alone, Central European firm EUwork, is luring workers from Hungary offering jobs at top British firms and boasts more than 30,000 would-be employees on its books.
Low-paid Hungarians could undercut UK labour market wages.
Now there are fears that there are many more similar firms invading the British jobs market, especially with a fresh wave of migrants expected from Romania and Bulgaria when EU restrictions are relaxed in January next year.
Thousands of eastern Europeans are already employed in the UK, many of them on farms.
Last night EUwork’s managing director Marcell Tanay said: “We help companies find eager and qualified and profitable employees from Eastern Europe.
“Whenever they have openings, we find the people for them. It is not our business if the people we hire for them are actually employed for less than the Brits. In Eastern Europe the wages are less, anyway. That’s just how the world is.”
Ukip MEP Derek Clark, who helped uncover the scandal, said last night: “It is small wonder that once again this very week we have comments in the press complaining that a lot of young people don’t want to work. They are being priced out of the market.
“This is just one website, in one country, but they have 30,000 people on their books. How many other firms, in how many other countries, are doing the same?
“While we remain in the EU we cannot protect the interests of British workers, particularly the lower skilled, no matter what the Government or Labour say about it.”
EUwork welcomes UK firms to its online home page by asking: “Can’t find enough competent employees in your country? Need to cut down the costs on labour but don’t want to drop the quality? Are you ready to leave the hassle with recruitment behind?”
Ukip MEP Derek Clarks suggests government cannot protect British workers while we remain in the EU
The company, licensed to operate in Britain, claims to have found jobs for 2,000 Hungarians in eight years.
Last week in Hungary, EUwork staff member Bettina Cser said: “We’re constantly recruiting to the UK for various blue-collar jobs.
“At present we offer storage-room jobs, shelf-stacking to food-stores. We are looking for people for the Manchester-Liverpool area.
“We also have catering jobs for London and hotel jobs for Scotland. The jobs in the UK usually pay about £6.50 to £9.50 per hour, which is quite a normal pay, especially if you consider Hungarian wages.”
In a website ad for warehouse workers EUwork tells would-be employees: “These positions do not ask for any sort of knowledge or experience, only a sound spoken English.”
It says potential workers need £710 up front for travel, housing, uniform and training and have to be aged under 35.
It adds: “We guarantee a minimum of six weeks’ work. If you don’t like it, you can leave afterwards and we can help you find a different job.”
EU rules mean Hungarians are legally entitled to work in the UK. Last year 600,000 Hungarians aged between 18 and 35 left their homeland seeking jobs elsewhere.
[Last year 600,000 Hungarians aged between 18 and 35 left their homeland seeking jobs elsewhere] - What about jobs for British people and their families ffs?? ... I don't give a 'flyin fck' what EU rules say, these immigrants are not welcome here, we have more than enough bleeding Britain dry as it is!! - Fx