The highly respected think-tank Migration-Watch UK has published a report laying bare the true extent of unemplyed British People as a result of cheap labour from EU countries. The report has shown that around 1.5 million British people are out of work due to poor wages and another 2.5 million are stuck on low hours contracts due to employers taking the opportunity to use cheap labour.
The conclusions of the report are as follows: “The large inflow of migrant labour… may have contributed to continuing high levels of underemployment which could be around four million people Employers often claim that they cannot find UK-born workers, but there are certainly cases where changes to working times and methods could expand the pool of local workers available to them.
Evidence suggests that during the downturn employers continued to increase their use of migrant labour while a considerable number of those in the UK-born population lost their jobs and were unable to find new work.”
The Chairman on the respected think tank said: “For far too long employers have got away with claiming that they cannot find British workers. The truth is that they are simply not adjusting their working practices to meet the genuine needs of British workers because they have an unlimited number of EU workers on tap. Tackling this issue could well be another Brexit bonus.”