The exploitation of migrants has become our way of life Felicity Lawrence
[PDF]PREVENTING TRAFFICKING FOR LABOUR EXPLOITATION – Ucatt
5 Mar 2014 – Preventing Trafficking For Labour Exploitation. Summary.
Apologies for the link not working, however the article is worth reading and easy to find.
UK gangmasters exploiting £8-a-week workers http://ind.pn/1HdXYor
It seems rather than the working class enjoying betterment of their conditions as a result of all the wealth the migrants are bringing into the country, workers are now having to compete for wages with people working for £8 a week. This explains recent changes in employment such as zero hours contracts and changes to Welfare conscripting people into work for less than the minimum wage and working for nothing.
People trafficking into slave labour conditions is now a major organised criminal racket.
Yes, government. We all love migrants. Perhaps you could put your money where your mouth is and crack down on migrant exploitation? And stop exploiting the local labour force as well.
WE WANT LIVING WAGE JOBS AND DECENT AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION.
With all the wealth 4 million + migrants have brought into the country in the last 10 years you should be awash with money to afford it.
Human cost of supermarket price wars: Probe reveals migrant workers exploited by gangmasters http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/human-cost-supermarket-food-price-3955234#lClD=sharebar_twitter
There is an astonishing absence of police presence and media attention to migrant labour exploitation. The media front pages prompt police attention when an idiot gives a migrant verbal abuse ( what the hell, as a woman growing up in Northern Ireland I got street verbal from men on a regular basis, and no police turned up to arrest the culprits) but are strangely absent when they are being grossly underpaid = given 3rd world country wages – and living in insanitary and overcrowded accommodation. We still have laws on intimidation, extortion, a minimum wage and living conditions and Health and Safety, haven’t we?
Sunday School teachers can deal with respecting others for free. How about the police backing up the governments neverending rhetoric about being polite to foreigners with the same obsessive compulsive minute attention to migrants having the laws of the land broken against them with impunity.
Study: McDonald’s Low Wages Cost Taxpayers $1.2 Billion Per Year http://huff.to/19LZn24 via @HuffPostBiz
I thought these geezers rejected political input into free market forces? How does the taxpayer subsidising their low wages come into that? What might the reason be for such an irrational political policy?
Here’s my suggestion. There is a conspiracy, yes conspiracy between politicians and large business. Both government and business wish to keep people poor so they can be made to work for derisory wages. If government does not intervene with it’s top-ups, MARKET FORCES would push wages UP to a living wage level. Then all employers would have to pay a living wage. Subsidising low wages does not bother the government. It is not their own money they are spending. By making it a taxpayer expense, money is leached from every taxpayer making us all poorer, and people working for low wages become clients of the state and subject to every intrusion into their private lives, reduced from independent working citizens to a sub-class of worker. Businesses get cheap workers. Government control is extended over everybody but most of all the working poor who are now locked into low-paid jobs for life, as decent paying jobs have been undermined by government policy.
I wonder how many migrant workers are now being exploited in Western countries?
Exploited: The Plight of the Undocumented Worker http://ww.alternet.org/story/94703/exploited:_the_plight_of_the_undocumented_worker