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EProponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson was one of those who said foreigners were stealing British jobs and slashing wages. The British labor market is now in full swing due to the screaming labor shortage.
Farmers who grow fruits and berries are not allowed to harvest everything, and this year will be very rotten. They do not have enough seasonal workers. They are mostly from Romania and Bulgaria. Now many of them have moved elsewhere within the EU because obtaining a British work permit is difficult and complicated.
We saw a similar crisis in Norway, but because of the Corona operations, someone – quite ridiculously – chose to pick berries by plane from Vietnam. The British, like the Norwegians, did not like such work. So when Johnson and his ministers told the peasants to find British workers, the council would not help at all.
Farmers As there are no slaughterhouses in the slaughterhouses, it is not allowed to slaughter their pigs. It is estimated that 70,000 pigs stand in line on the farms. The National Farmers Association (NFU) has warned of a shortage of turkeys for Christmas and New Year celebrations. They are not allowed to provide chickens. There is no labor on all sides of the food industry. In the meat industry, two-thirds of the workforce is foreign, with 14,000 jobs out of a total of 95,000.
It had to be removed because “Milkshake” was not available in the McDonald’s menu. Less labor for dairy farmers. One restaurant chain did not get enough sliced chicken and closed 45 of its restaurants. The British Poultry Council (BBC) says 16 per cent of jobs in the poultry industry are vacant, so production has fallen by 10 per cent. Restaurants do not have enough cooks. Many of them were brought in from other EU countries and now they have returned home.
In supermarkets As materials do not arrive, there will gradually be a large vacuum on the shelves. Manufacturers of children’s toys and other traditional Christmas gifts say people should buy them now because they can no longer be supplied to stores when demand increases in December. The transportation industry does not have about a million drivers for its large trucks. The shortage is partly due to the fact that 14,000 EU drivers left the country after “Brexit”, while only 600 have returned.
But even when it was Prime Minister in the 1980s and 1990s, Margaret Thatcher, who was involved in union oppression, had no rules in her first career. Wages and working conditions are worse, and the chains of supermarkets and shops have pushed prices down. When the deficiencies arose, the drivers were assisted by Eastern EU countries in compliance with Eastern European regulations.
“Brexit” Clearly contributed to this crisis, but not everything was right before. Helped foreign workers reduce wages and conditions. But there are other solutions besides “Brexit”. The Netherlands settled this with a tripartite cooperation within the EU, where the trade union movement and employers set up a platform for pay and conditions. “This collective agreement was made into law, so carriers can tell their clients: this is the law, so I can not do it cheaply,” Edwin Adoma told the Times Financial Times from the trade union movement FNV. Strong unions could have done this without the help of the law.
Due to the crisis of supply chains, shops and stores now have small items on the shelves, and after 1983, the British Confederation of Industry began to keep statistics on this.
National Health Service (NHS)Most Britons, including Prime Minister Johnson, call the welfare state the “gem”, the country’s largest employer with 1.5 million (low-wage) employees. 9.5 percent of physicians and 6.4 percent of nurses are immigrants from other EU countries. Both industry groups are in short supply in the archipelago. Thousands of NHS workers from other EU countries have returned home since Brexit. There are about 90,000 job vacancies in the UK alone. Physicians, nurses, paramedics, gynecologists, physiotherapists or technicians do not grow on trees; They must first be educated, and then there must be conditions for them to continue working.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics (ONS), the number of EU citizens working in the UK fell by 5 per cent from 1 January 2019 to 1 July 2021. Romania and Bulgaria saw their numbers fall by 24 percent, while Eastern Europe cut it by 12 percent more than any other country. But EU citizens do not need a work permit before “Brexit”, so there is no trace, according to employers, the real fall is very high.
Lots of paper work And tariff controls contribute to the supply crisis when goods arrive in the UK from the EU. Between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, the so-called ‘sausage war’ is called because Britain does not want to follow EU rules for processed meat and then cannot send British sausage to Northern Ireland, which is still a part of it. Internal market in the EU. Then there are the detailed, complex and confusing documents for EU citizens, including Norwegians, to obtain work and residence permits in the UK, which British authorities have yet to find.
None of this was discussed before the British left the EU.