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Sandwich Firm "forced" To Recruit In Hungary

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Yet more tripe from the recruiting industry

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2827625/Factory-bosses-forced-recruit-Hungary-locals-not-apply.html

The UK’s biggest sandwich maker wants to recruit hundreds of workers from Eastern Europe because no Britons will do the job.

Bosses from Greencore Group are flying to Hungary today in search of staff for its new factory.

Now don't get me wrong. I worked in such a factory in the 90s, and even then a good percentage of staff were foreign students and migrants. But the point was they were mainly agency staff - the company itself didn't like hiring directly, as it chose to lay-off at short notice. The zero hours stuff was already in play then - you'd turn up for your night shift at 7pm and then be sent home at 10pm. The hourly pay was already low, so surviving on 3 hours per day was nearly impossible..

The article states the factory is due to open in 2016 - so how do they know they won't get local applicants?

If the recruiters really wanted to set on staff they'd target students, who'd love a way to pay for their tuition fees and no problem with different shifts... and for the full-timers, why not give 40 hour contracts with a living wage?

Stick to Greggs if you really must buy pre-made sarnies, you can see local workers in most of their shops. If they can do it, why not the supermarket suppliers?

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very low unemployment' in Northampton

Cost of housing?

I was enquiring about a part time job...£7 per hour...but parking is £4.90, and they arent paying that. (Its 2 days of 5 hours)

Thats nearly £1 less earning just to park, plus fuel.

Bus is £3.40 return. Plus a 2 hour wait at days end.

They wondered why I didnt proceed.

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It's not as if M & S sandwiches are ever cheap - for what you get.

Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's as well for that matter.

Edited by billybong

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What's more interesting is the response to articles like this.

I'm pretty sure 5 years ago the responses would all be about British workers being workshy layabouts.

Now they are more about how these jobs don't pay enough for people to live on. Seems to me more and more people are getting the message.

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Why Northampton? Gotta be other parts of the country convenient for the motorway network where they CAN attract staff?

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Crusty could do a christmas special on how to survive on £6.30 in Northampton.

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Crusty could do a christmas special on how to survive on £6.30 in Northampton.

You could knit you own fondu set and go into btl

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You could knit you own fondu set and go into btl

She could suggest an economical philling

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These type of food prep places are common in cities like Leicester, Northampton and Nottingham. Cost of buildings and staff is lower than say the south east, but still close to most major population centres in England eg London, Birmingham or Leeds only 1 or 2 hours drive away.

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Yet more tripe from the recruiting industry

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2827625/Factory-bosses-forced-recruit-Hungary-locals-not-apply.html

Now don't get me wrong. I worked in such a factory in the 90s, and even then a good percentage of staff were foreign students and migrants. But the point was they were mainly agency staff - the company itself didn't like hiring directly, as it chose to lay-off at short notice. The zero hours stuff was already in play then - you'd turn up for your night shift at 7pm and then be sent home at 10pm. The hourly pay was already low, so surviving on 3 hours per day was nearly impossible..

The article states the factory is due to open in 2016 - so how do they know they won't get local applicants?

If the recruiters really wanted to set on staff they'd target students, who'd love a way to pay for their tuition fees and no problem with different shifts... and for the full-timers, why not give 40 hour contracts with a living wage?

Stick to Greggs if you really must buy pre-made sarnies, you can see local workers in most of their shops. If they can do it, why not the supermarket suppliers?

We should ask them about house prices and interest rates as they are obviously gifted with physic powers.

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Can't get the staff from here apparently. Not much surprise there...all doing the rite of passage thing at Uni doing useful stuff like Human Geography. Meanwhile import the labour at minimum wage, pay tax credits and accrue half a million pound worth of liabilities per worker re. the retirement Ponzi in health and state pension liabilities. Don't include the half a million pounds in off balance sheet liabilities to prove immigration is beneficial.

One screwed up ponzified economy that will implode eventually

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uks-biggest-sandwich-maker-filling-4601822

oops sorry topic to merge.

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Yes but think of the top people.They can pay themselves much higher wages by making sure most of their workers wage bill is paid by the taxpayer through tax credits and housing benefit.

That factory wont make the UK any money at all i doubt.The subsidy will be huge though.

Thats why we need a citizens income instead of benefits.

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Yes but think of the top people.They can pay themselves much higher wages by making sure most of their workers wage bill is paid by the taxpayer through tax credits and housing benefit.

That factory wont make the UK any money at all i doubt.The subsidy will be huge though.

Thats why we need a citizens income instead of benefits.

More subsidy for child care will fix this problem according to those free market CBI types.

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What's more interesting is the response to articles like this.

I'm pretty sure 5 years ago the responses would all be about British workers being workshy layabouts.

Now they are more about how these jobs don't pay enough for people to live on. Seems to me more and more people are getting the message.

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