Thanks Martin, I have just read the article, albeit fairly quickly. Some interesting facts in there…
"(if you’re up for the work, you can turn £10 to £15 an hour picking strawberries), most UK-born people wouldn’t be interested in the kind of jobs that might soon be available."
You know what…I would jump at work for middle of the road £12.50 per hour, and so would 1,000’s others.
In fact i think those figures are total bulsh!t.
Some of the text in that document ( you quote : “foreigners not welcome”), was said by and quoting from same documet
Those are the words of John Hardman, director of Hops Labour Solutions.
He runs a recruitment agency for pickers ammongst other things. Does anyone know how much of a markup recruitment agencies will turn over ( they will never volunteer the information to you ).
I used to work in IT… AND for the paltry £12.50 an hour in support. The agencies take around 20% …
some a lot more.
They have a vested interest in that foreign labour, and i bet charge whatever they will get away with. AN EXAMPLE situation. worker A would like £7.50 per hour and has “no” experience… worker B wants £9 per hour and “very good” experience… A get s the job… THAT IS THE TRUTH.
One reason ( among many) I voted for Brexit…was to get the money grabbing gits over everything else out. Foreign companies buying British companies up, then putting them offshore resulting in mass redundancies; The government selling off the countries assets with nothing to show for it. ( Maggie Thatcher and the council housing as an example )…I was Tory , but now a commie bars…d.