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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 04 Jun 21 10.01am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

Couple of years ago, my son was desperately trying to find work, he had just left Uni. As he was over 21, I believe the minimum wage is slightly higher than for Under 21s. He applied at our local chip pie, who had been advertising for weeks, he was flexible as to how many hours and when he could work, they were keen until he said he was over 21, never heard again. The same applied when he applied to Sports Direct.
So it is not always that kids donít want to work.

Agreed which is why it is even more disgraceful that the hospitality sector is not being criticised by the media. They and the tourist sector have had billions in taxpayers monies and all they do is bitch and moan. They need to be brought to account by the media.

If we need IT workers, chemists, NHS workers etc. now fine bring them in but we do not need unskilled labour.

Edited by Badger11 (04 Jun 2021 10.02am)

 


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View Orange1290's Profile Orange1290 Flag 04 Jun 21 10.03am Send a Private Message to Orange1290 Add Orange1290 as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle


Pre 2004 there were no Eastern European workers and 30% more pubs yet they were all staffed.

Itís a fallacy that the country require an endless stream of cheap labour.

Pre 2004 there were around 1.5 million EU citizens living and working in the UK. After 2004 the numbers increased but to claim there were 'no eastern European citizens' within that 1.5 million is incorrect. Many were already working on farms in the UK but EU membership made the opportunity to work in other EU countries easier for those who weren't ready before 2004.

 


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View Orange1290's Profile Orange1290 Flag 04 Jun 21 10.05am Send a Private Message to Orange1290 Add Orange1290 as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

They donít want British workers as British workers generally demand to be paid a fair wage.

Low wages are a direct result of open immigration. The left never mention this which is a shame, as itís the working man who has been f@cked by this.


Or maybe British workers demand to be overpaid and under productive. Even France has had higher productivity than the UK for years.

 


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View Orange1290's Profile Orange1290 Flag 04 Jun 21 10.09am Send a Private Message to Orange1290 Add Orange1290 as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Agreed which is why it is even more disgraceful that the hospitality sector is not being criticised by the media. They and the tourist sector have had billions in taxpayers monies and all they do is bitch and moan. They need to be brought to account by the media.

If we need IT workers, chemists, NHS workers etc. now fine bring them in but we do not need unskilled labour.

Edited by Badger11 (04 Jun 2021 10.02am)

There are plenty of very skilled IT workers, chemists, health workers etc within the EU. However, they will in the vast majority of cases be snapped up by other EU countries as they can offer very good salaries and there will be no red tape, paper work, visas etc, just get a flight, drive a car or get a train and tomorrow you can start your new job within a choice of 26 other countries outside of your own. It works very well, I should know having done exactly that in 7 different EU countries. It opens up fantastic opportunities and made very, very easy for the EU citizen.

 


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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 04 Jun 21 10.13am Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Orange1290

Pre 2004 there were around 1.5 million EU citizens living and working in the UK. After 2004 the numbers increased but to claim there were 'no eastern European citizens' within that 1.5 million is incorrect. Many were already working on farms in the UK but EU membership made the opportunity to work in other EU countries easier for those who weren't ready before 2004.

Read my post again.

I did not say EU workers, I said Eastern European workers, who were not allowed to come until 2004.

Many who were here before then would have been illegal.

 


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View corkery's Profile corkery Flag Cork City 04 Jun 21 10.33am Send a Private Message to corkery Add corkery as a friend

Wetherspoons is a terrible pub. It's like a Ryanair version of a pub.

 


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View Orange1290's Profile Orange1290 Flag 04 Jun 21 10.36am Send a Private Message to Orange1290 Add Orange1290 as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

Read my post again.

I did not say EU workers, I said Eastern European workers, who were not allowed to come until 2004.

Many who were here before then would have been illegal.


Of course they were 'allowed' to come, they just applied for a visa pre 2004 in the same way as UK citizens had to apply for a visa to travel to a variety of Easter European countries. I worked in Croatia and Hungary between 1997 and 2000. To state there were no 'Eastern' European workers in the UK pre 2004 is incorrect.

 


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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 04 Jun 21 10.43am Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Orange1290


Of course they were 'allowed' to come, they just applied for a visa pre 2004 in the same way as UK citizens had to apply for a visa to travel to a variety of Easter European countries. I worked in Croatia and Hungary between 1997 and 2000. To state there were no 'Eastern' European workers in the UK pre 2004 is incorrect.


Getting back on subject.

Pubs managed just fine before the arrival of Eastern European workers.

 


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Originally posted by Orange1290


Of course they were 'allowed' to come, they just applied for a visa pre 2004 in the same way as UK citizens had to apply for a visa to travel to a variety of Easter European countries. I worked in Croatia and Hungary between 1997 and 2000. To state there were no 'Eastern' European workers in the UK pre 2004 is incorrect.

If they were coming to work, they would have needed to qualify for a work permit and visa

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 04 Jun 21 10.55am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Orange1290


Or maybe British workers demand to be overpaid and under productive. Even France has had higher productivity than the UK for years.

I am not saying your wrong but you should always take productivity numbers with a pinch of salt. Countries use different methodology for calculating productivity and whilst i agree that the UK is lagging behind I do raise an eyebrow when you see some of the countries that are supposedly more productive than us.

But back to your point you are knocking British workers when you should be knocking the companies who are not giving them a chance.

Edited by Badger11 (04 Jun 2021 10.56am)

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 04 Jun 21 11.02am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Orange1290

There are plenty of very skilled IT workers, chemists, health workers etc within the EU. However, they will in the vast majority of cases be snapped up by other EU countries as they can offer very good salaries and there will be no red tape, paper work, visas etc, just get a flight, drive a car or get a train and tomorrow you can start your new job within a choice of 26 other countries outside of your own. It works very well, I should know having done exactly that in 7 different EU countries. It opens up fantastic opportunities and made very, very easy for the EU citizen.

I agree but I never said we had to recruit from the EU that is the whole point of the new immigration rules as long as you are qualified you can come from anywhere.

As regarding how attractive the EU versus the UK well 5.5 million EU citizens have obtained settled status in the UK so we are not that unattractive.

It's about companies offering an attractive package if a company wants to bring in say German workers they are already on a decent wage so you would have to offer more.

Anyway this is nothing to do with importing cheap unskilled labour.

 


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Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

They donít want British workers as British workers generally demand to be paid a fair wage.

Low wages are a direct result of open immigration. The left never mention this which is a shame, as itís the working man who has been f@cked by this.

Low wages are a combination of a number of things. Labour supply being just one of them. The demand for cheap goods in an economy where consumption is high is far greater. We have become accustomed to paying extremely cheap prices for goods (especially agricultural goods) which means that these have to be produced extremely cheaply. This means low wages and low standards.

Rising inequality also suggests that company profits are not filtering their way through to rising wages, rather being distributed as dividends to shareholders/directors. A lot of businesses will seek to pay the minimum that the market (or NMW legislation) will allow to maximise profit margins rather than pass these on to staff.

 


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