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.... One of them is investment in a phenomenon that will dominate all discussion of jobs and pay in the years to come: automation. Thinktank the Resolution Foundation says sectors that are heavily reliant on lower-paid migrant workers, such as agriculture, construction and food manufacturing, could invest more in machinery and robotics to fill the employment gap. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....7% growth in the final quarter of 2016. Some companies say skills shortages are exacerbating their cost pressures amid early signs that some EU migrants are starting to leave the UK. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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...."Which means that from time to time we will need more, from time to time we will need less. "That is how it will no doubt work and that will be in everybody's interests - the migrants and the citizens of the UK. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... And while supermarkets may be members of the formal economy, many of the goods we buy there have made their way through complex global value chains, which commonly cross the informal economy. Think sweatshops, migrant agricultural labour, unregistered miners. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It claims that in some cases, even branch staff are unfamiliar with them, and recommends that the government should “require” banks to properly promote them, in branches and via advertising. So what exactly is a basic bank account, who are they aimed at, and what about some of the alternatives to a traditional current account suitable for the people the big banks don’t want or struggle to cater for, such as migrants and those with a poor credit history?. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Immigration should rise and fall after Brexit, David Davis says image
...."Which means that from time to time we will need more, from time to time we will need less. "That is how it will no doubt work and that will be in everybody's interests - the migrants and the citizens of the UK. ...
The British jobs Brexit makes hard to fill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
.... One of them is investment in a phenomenon that will dominate all discussion of jobs and pay in the years to come: automation. Thinktank the Resolution Foundation says sectors that are heavily reliant on lower-paid migrant workers, such as agriculture, construction and food manufacturing, could invest more in machinery and robotics to fill the employment gap. ...
Lords call for the banks to get back to basics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
.... It claims that in some cases, even branch staff are unfamiliar with them, and recommends that the government should “require” banks to properly promote them, in branches and via advertising. So what exactly is a basic bank account, who are they aimed at, and what about some of the alternatives to a traditional current account suitable for the people the big banks don’t want or struggle to cater for, such as migrants and those with a poor credit history?. ...
From smugglers to supermarkets: the 'informal economy' touches us all image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 11:13:18 AM
.... And while supermarkets may be members of the formal economy, many of the goods we buy there have made their way through complex global value chains, which commonly cross the informal economy. Think sweatshops, migrant agricultural labour, unregistered miners. ...
UK households most downbeat about finances since 2013 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:35:41 PM
....The report also found that some workers from the EU are leaving the UK because the sharp fall in sterling had eroded the value of earnings they send home. “However, there were more reports of difficulties recruiting new EU migrant workers, due to a shrinking pool of candidates. ...
Advertising control image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:07:48 AM
....Brands and advertisers themselves have been responding by becoming more political, "taking sides on issues like immigration, the US elections, Brexit, cultural diversity or same sex marriages," says Nick Flynn, senior vice president at Shutterstock, the stock photography, image and music provider. In the UK last October, Lego ended its promotional giveaways with the Daily Mail newspaper amid a campaign to stop firms advertising with some newspapers over "divisive" coverage of migrants. ...
Downplaying Brexit to overseas investors won't help UK housing crisis | Dawn Foster image
.... The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors announced recently that an exit from the single market could lose us 175,000 workers from the construction industry alone. It’s difficult to blame EU nationals inclined to leave: the atmosphere post-referendum has been virulently xenophobic, with those people demanding the deportation of millions of migrants never considering the effect such an exodus will have. ...
'Lots of nurses have already left': EU workers head for exit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:26:28 PM
.... Throughout the UK, there is a lack of adequate training or interest from many in joining the construction industry. There has always been a strong interest from migrant communities. ...
EU workplace headscarf ban 'can be legal', says ECJ image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:08:02 AM
....The ECJ's ruling was prompted by the case of a receptionist fired for wearing a headscarf to work at the security company G4S in Belgium. The issues of Muslim dress and the integration of immigrant communities have featured prominently in debates in several European countries in recent years. ...
Sean Spicer confronted in Apple store image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:22:29 PM
....". Ms Chauhan, who is the daughter of immigrants, acknowledged that she was "impolite" in her comments to the Trump aide. ...
UK average annual rents fall for first time in six years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:00:24 AM
.... This uncertainty causes tenants to be more cautious, meaning less likely to move and more likely to look for cheaper accommodation, eg sharing. With the private rented sector home to around three-quarters of new migrants, any future substantial shift in migration patterns would likely have a knock-on effect on rents. ...
Replacing EU hospitality workers after Brexit 'will take 10 years' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
....The shortage of British workers in UK hotels and restaurants is so severe that chains such as Pret a Manger will need 10 years to replace EU staff after Brexit, the British Hospitality Association has warned. Days after Pret’s human resources director told MPs that just one in 50 applicants for jobs at the company were British, the BHA predicted that hotels and restaurants would go bust unless ministers allowed EU migrants to continue to work in low-skilled jobs after the UK leaves the bloc. ...
Pret a Manger: just one in 50 job applicants are British, says HR boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 05:36:24 PM
....“We are entirely accepting that the number of EU nationals will go down over time. We would love to increase the number of British nationals and we are excited about this,” she said, adding that one of her concerns was that the government was not doing enough to focus on solutions post-Brexit for low-skilled immigrant workers. ...
More than exams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:38:55 AM
.... . For example, students work on projects that serve the elderly, reach out to migrant workers and read to latch-key children in day-care centres. ...
Senate votes to repeal labor protection laws that safeguarded poultry workers image
....She said one of the industries most likely to experience the impact of the repeal is the poultry industry, an industry with high rate of worker injury and death, large government contracts, and a historical reliance on undocumented workers. Berkowitz told the Guardian she believed the chicken-processing industry targets recent refugees and undocumented immigrants for employment because they are less likely to complain. ...
Ending free movement from EU is no 'quick fix' for low wages, Lords say image
....”. The Lords warn that simply extending the current “points-based” work permit system for non-EU skilled migrants to cover EU workers could result in labour shortages as it will disproportionately hit some employers’ ability to sponsor EU workers, including the NHS and social care. ...
'It's getting tougher' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:17:26 AM
. The alleged exploitation of migrants, and fears that Australians are losing out to foreigners in the jobs market, have prompted the government in Canberra to signal reforms to its temporary overseas workers' scheme. ...
Government defeated on Brexit bill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:06:57 PM
....Among those opposing it during the sometimes heated exchanges was former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Tebbit, who said the debate seemed to focus on "nothing but the rights of foreigners". Shortly after the Lords vote, MEPs in the European Parliament debated the status of EU migrants in the UK. ...
Closed doors? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:04:15 AM
....Canada and Australia could be the unanticipated beneficiaries from Brexit in the competition for international students, entrepreneur and university leader Lord Bilimoria has said. The Indian-born chancellor of the University of Birmingham said an "anti-immigrant" backlash from the Brexit referendum and disputes over student visas could see UK universities losing overseas students. ...
Spring budget 2017: drop in government borrowing predicted image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:01:13 AM
....The Resolution Foundation said the pressure on consumers raised the impetus for Hammond to look for ways to reduce the UK’s reliance on debt-fuelled household spending. It urges him to make it easier for firms to invest and to give them more reassurances about access to migrant workers after Brexit. ...
Warren Buffett upbeat on US business growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 11:22:32 AM
....Mr Buffett steered clear of mentioning President Trump in his annual letter to shareholders in his investment firm. But he did praise "a tide of talented and ambitious immigrants" in helping the US economy to prosper. ...
Brexit is a Whitehall farce that threatens the heart of Europe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....We are told that immigration was the main reason for the discontent that surfaced on 23 June last year. Yet my old friend David Davis – many friendships go through trying times – continues to make it abundantly clear that, throughout the nonsense of the Brexit “process”, our economy will continue to need skilled and unskilled immigrants from the rest of the EU. ...
If EU workers go, will robots step in to pick and pack Britain’s dinners? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
....The industry is expected to require 90,000 seasonal workers a year by 2021, on top of more than 250,000 permanent staff – more than three-quarters of whom currently come from the EU. If just one in five permanent workers decides to go home, an additional 50,000 people will be needed, on top of the 85,000 seasonal workers required if access to EU migrants is cut off in 2019. ...
Warren Buffett, 'Oracle of Omaha', criticises Wall Street and praises immigrants image
....Unlike last year, Buffett, a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton, did not mention President Donald Trump by name. He did, however, talk up the vibrancy of American society and its inclusion of immigrants, one of the most polarizing issues under the Trump administration. ...
German budget surplus highest since 1990 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 02:29:14 PM
Deportation orders threaten Trump's own turf: the real estate market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:00:02 PM
. Is Donald Trump, the property tycoon turned president, about to bust the housing market? That’s potentially one of the unanticipated impacts of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration, according to demographics experts and immigrants’ rights groups. ...
Canada's Trump? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:33:29 AM
.... But the similarities between Trump, who through an executive order tried to ban people from several Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, only go so deep, says O'Leary. "I'm a half-Lebanese, half-Irish immigrant. ...
The supermarket food gamble may be up | Felicity Lawrence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 06:00:29 AM
.... The UK is the sixth largest importer in the world of virtual water – the water needed to produce our food elsewhere. Second, the system is built on the exploitation of cheap labour, mostly migrant, that has been socially disruptive and politically fraught. ...
Cobbling together: the Brooklynites who gather to make handcrafted shoes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 12:00:07 PM
.... So recently Heykes and Hirosue banded together with several investors to open their own manufacturing facility, renting space near their collective in the increasingly upscale neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In keeping with the spirit of their collective, they hired their two factory employees through a program that pairs recent immigrant women with meaningful work. ...
UK employment growth driven by foreign nationals, figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 10:46:10 AM
.... “The level of EU-born people working in the UK was more or less flat in the second half of last year. While this may suggest the UK is no longer the draw it once was for EU migrants, Brexit has yet to trigger a big EU labour exit. ...
Brexit weekly briefing: article 50 moves closer but EU dashes divorce deal hopes image
.... We must hope we are wrong. Back in the Guardian, professor of EU law Steve Peers marvels at Gisela Stuart, the leading pro-leave Labour MP who has since been an advocate for the cause of EU migrants in the UK, chairing a British Future inquiry that called on the government to unilaterally guarantee their rights. ...
Workers' feelings of powerlessness fuelling anger, says jobs tsar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 05:14:03 PM
.... He is considering suggesting it should become the hiring company’s responsibility to prove a worker is genuinely self-employed. • Making it mandatory for temporary workers to receive written terms and conditions within a week of starting jobs to ensure they do not miss out on rights including paid holiday, something many migrant workers lose out on. ...
UK labour shortages reported as EU worker numbers fall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 07:01:07 AM
. UK employers are increasingly struggling to fill jobs in shops, factories and hospitals according to a new report that suggests the shortfall may be down to fewer EU migrants seeking work in the UK in the wake of the Brexit vote. ...
What use is sovereignty when MPs deny their conscience over Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:59:00 AM
.... On the contrary: making the country poorer is a funny way of going about assuaging such anger. Moreover, not only are our overstretched hospitals vitally dependent on migrant staff in order to function at all: so are our manufacturers and services. ...
Trump presidency poses threat to global economy, warns Fitch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 04:37:52 PM
....“Canada, China, Germany, Japan and Mexico have been identified explicitly by the administration as having trade arrangements or exchange rate policies that warrant attention, but the list is unlikely to end there,” it said. Fitch also highlighted that the US had the world’s largest immigrant population and said tighter controls and possible deportations, therefore, risked having wide economic repercussions. ...
Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft file opposition to Trump's travel ban image
. Almost 100 US technology companies have filed a legal brief opposing President Trump’s ban on migration from seven Muslim-majority countries, arguing that it imposes significant burdens on the industry by preventing it from hiring talented migrants. ...
Super Bowl ads trolling Trump: 'The world is more beautiful the more you accept' image
....com/TT9OvWMIE7. If you #BoycottBudweiser because the founder was an immigrant. ...
Uber CEO steps down from Trump advisory council after users boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:25:33 AM
....com/SQLM4Q83si. The company faced a viral boycott campaign in the wake of Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. ...
Starbucks vows to hire 10,000 refugees as US companies condemn Trump travel ban image
....Technology firms were the first to come out publicly against Trump’s plans. Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, said that as an immigrant himself, he would “continue to advocate” on the issue. ...
This belated Tory conversion to industrial strategy is tragic image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 06:59:17 AM
.... And my old friend Ken Clarke constitutes an even tinier minority, being reportedly the only Tory intending to vote against article 50, although a lot more of his fellow Tories are said to agree with him privately. As for the Labour party, it is running scared of Ukip, especially in the north, but at least more than one Labour MP is prepared to stand up and be counted, in the belief that the national interest should be put above prejudice against immigrants in determining the country’s future. ...
Britain has grown rich by chasing the cash. Now it has lost the scent | Will Hutton image
....Now our aim is to build whatever trade partnership with the EU we can without the EU’s irritating constraints, but leaving us free to cut deals with any fast-growing country or region in the world we choose, while controlling immigration. Open to the globe, but with as few migrants as possible. ...
Mexico braced for exodus to US as ‘Trump effect’ hurts the peso image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 04:00:04 PM
....The peso’s slump against the dollar has dramatically driven up their cost of living, fuelling angry protests and steeling the resolve of some to sneak across the border. “You’re going to see a lot more people from the south coming up here to cross,” said Paulino Hernández, 38, seated in a Catholic-run migrant shelter in Tijuana, on the border with California. ...
Philip Hammond blames Tony Blair for Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 12:20:18 PM
....”. Hammond said the government had no intention of kneecapping itself and would still need migrants for an economy operating at close to full employment. ...
Davos 2017: Hammond fires Brexit warning; Kissinger on Trump - live! image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 08:37:19 AM
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Theresa May’s cabinet: pretty rich, but nothing on Trump’s image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 09:00:34 AM
....8m in dividends in 2007. Reports have suggested the communities and local government secretary, and son of an immigrant bus driver, was making up to £3m a year in his previous job as a banker (never confirmed by Javid). ...
Theresa May is trapped between a rock and a hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 06:59:09 AM
....But back to immigration. Descended, in common with Nigel Farage and so many of my friends and acquaintances, from immigrants myself, I find it abhorrent the way that this issue has been stirred up for dubious motives. ...
ILO warns of rise in social unrest and migration as inequality widens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 09:00:07 PM
.... Between 2009 and 2016, the share of the working-age population willing to migrate abroad permanently increased in every region of the world except for south Asia, south-east Asia and the Pacific. “Over the coming decade, the number of international migrants may increase further,” the report added. ...
For a better parallel with Donald Trump, try Enoch Powell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 03:54:10 PM
....Powell’s equivalent of Trump’s Mexican bogeyman was Indian and Pakistani immigration, which he portrayed as threatening the British way of life. “Ordinary people,” he asserted, knew that the true number of immigrants was larger than official government figures showed. ...
Jeremy Corbyn calls for maximum wage law image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 09:22:20 AM
....”. On immigration, asked about proposals from the backbenchers Emma Reynolds and Stephen Kinnock for a two-tier system, with easier paths for skilled migrants and caps on unskilled migrants, Corbyn told Sky he had not formed an opinion yet on their idea. ...
Mexico and Mr Trump: What will happen to trade ties? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 11:59:36 PM
....Job opportunities are scarce and three of his five children have migrated illegally to the US where they have found work painting cars. But Donald Trump has said he wants to deport illegal immigrants. ...
Brexit: pro-leave Next boss urges government to lay out core principles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:51:50 PM
....”. He said more openness on immigration policy, which could have a big impact on retail businesses which directly employ a large proportion of EU nationals and whose suppliers are also reliant on immigrant labour, would be particularly helpful. ...
Harrods pledges to improve catering staff tips after strike threat image
....Harrods did not confirm that was the case, but said it would be improving the current distribution system, known as a tronc. However the UVW union, which represents around a thousand low-paid migrant workers in the UK, said the store's promise of improvement was too slow. ...
Deadline looms for Indian cash overhaul image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 11:56:17 AM
....Digital payments have boomed in the past seven weeks but India’s rural economy and its vast informal sector – said to employ 80% of Indians and contribute 45% of the country’s GDP – have been suffocated by cash shortages. The Delhi government estimates up to 60% of migrant workers, almost all of them working for cash, have returned home to their villages to ride out the crunch. ...
Modern slavery fears: Nearly 100 held in nail bar crackdown image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:07:04 AM
....The government said it would identify and help potential trafficking victims. Most of the 97 people held were Vietnamese nationals, but they also included immigrants from Mongolia, Ghana, China, Nigeria, Pakistan and India. ...
India's small businesses facing 'apocalypse' amid biggest financial experiment in history image
....Asha Devi sits spread-legged on the Sharma factory’s floor, using fine scissors to cut loose threads from piles of jeans. A migrant labourer from Bihar state, she has a bank account, but has not been able to access her money since early November. ...
Gangmasters agree to pay more than £1m to settle modern slavery claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 10:00:00 AM
. A Kent-based gangmaster couple have agreed to a landmark settlement worth more than £1m in compensation and legal costs for a group of migrants who were trafficked to work on farms producing eggs for high street brands. ...
UK big business to expand workforces in 2017 despite Brexit fears, says CBI image
....But the survey by the CBI, which covers 350 mostly large businesses, revealed that uncertainty over the UK’s future relationship with the European Union has shaken business confidence in the labour market. Skills shortages were said to be the biggest threat to competitiveness, with over half of those polled concerned about future access to skilled migrant workers. ...
TUC and businesses urge Theresa May to act on rights of migrants image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 08:17:56 PM
. British business and the trade union movement have made an unprecedented joint demand to Theresa May to guarantee immediately the rights of European Union migrants to remain in the UK, warning that further uncertainty will inflict serious damage on the British economy. ...
Greece passes pension deal in defiance of bailout creditors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 08:11:24 PM
....The Greek government announced its bonus for pensioners receiving below €800 a month just three days later but without consulting the eurozone representatives. It also scrapped a rise in VAT for residents of Aegean islands to help relieve the economic pressure caused by an influx of migrants. ...
Housing worries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:28:11 AM
.... She moved to the capital from the nearby province of Hebei three years ago. Yilin tells me she is in Beijing, like the other seven million migrant workers here, to earn money and improve her life. ...
Eurozone halts Greek debt relief plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 03:54:04 PM
....The Greek government announced its bonus for pensioners earning below €800 a month just three days later, but without consulting the eurozone representatives. It also scrapped a rise in VAT for residents of Aegean islands to help relieve the economic pressure caused by an influx of migrants. ...
Our problem isn’t robots, it’s​ ​the​ ​low-wage car-wash economy | Paul Mason image
.... To do that you would have to re-regulate the economy and hard. It would, in short, have to be somebody’s responsibility that 20,000 low-wage cash business appear out of nowhere; somebody has to care about it other than the police, whose raids on such businesses frequently scoop up just enough trafficked migrants to hit the headlines, but never enough to actually put the traffickers out of business, nor to raise wages. ...
2016: the year Facebook became the bad guy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 11:00:10 AM
....”. Suleiman fears that under Trump’s administration, surveillance and silencing of minorities, particularly Muslims and undocumented immigrants, could become more commonplace. ...
Ed Miliband joins call for soft Brexit as conflict in Labour grows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 08:47:34 PM
.... The previous week, Labour lost its deposit in the Richmond byelection, as the Lib Dems stormed to victory with the backing of disillusioned Remain voters. Labour frontbenchers, such as Clive Lewis, are calling for stricter controls on immigration, while others, including party leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, insist that Labour should not be pushing for cuts in the number of EU migrants. ...
UK food prices will rise without EU workers, say trade groups image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 06:30:35 PM
....”. Any points-based permit system for immigrants should place the food and drink supply chain on a par with financial services and the automotive sector, the industry leaders say. ...
Britain's agency workers underpaid and exploited, thinktank says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 12:01:08 AM
....”. Agency workers defy stereotypes: many work in high-end industries such as IT consultants, and the majority are not low-skilled migrants, stay-at-home mums or students as is often thought. ...
10 economic consequences of Donald Trump's election win image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 01:18:08 PM
....” The fact that Trump lost the popular vote by more than 2 million could re-energise efforts to reform the electoral college – efforts that already have resulted in the necessary legislation in states representing 61% of the required votes. And the overwhelming opposition to Trump in trend-setting states such as California and New York could encourage their voters to elect legislatures to counteract federal conservatism with progressive state laws on issues ranging from air quality and health care to abortion, treatment of immigrants, and gun control. ...
Brexit uncertainty will hold UK GDP growth back, says OBR image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 07:14:25 PM
.... But longer-term it warns exiting the EU will reduce growth in exports and imports. The OBR also sees the UK adopting tighter immigration controls and becoming less attractive as a destination for immigrants, with knock-on effects for economic growth and the public finances. ...
Don’t teach Brexit schoolkids about Tennyson: teach them maths image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 07:00:30 AM
.... And with Further Education colleges shutting or merging under some of the most severe cuts planned for the next four years, another avenue for these children is fast closing. Most likely, their parents voted for Brexit: blaming immigrants when their target should have been a myopic government. ...
In fighting to protect jobs and workers, let's not get caught up in xenophobia | Greg Jericho image
....But while undoubtedly such workers are the victims of the shift to a services economy, increased open trade and the massive rise in automation, that doesn’t mean listening to and acting on their concerns should allow politicians to be uncaring of the lives of others. Shorten needs to thread the needle of being alert to the concerns of such workers, while also not giving succour to the racists looking to follow the Brexit/Trump narrative of blaming the plight of the working class on foreigners and migrants – whether temporary or permanent. ...
Can Trump strike the right balance on monetary policy? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 10:42:32 AM
....Equity markets will undoubtedly favour Trump’s proposals to loosen fiscal policy, deregulate business and finance, and cut taxes. But investors will be on the lookout for protectionism, Wall Street – and immigrant-bashing, and overly aggressive monetary hawkishness. ...
Trump is right: Nafta is a disaster. But US workers aren’t the big losers | Felicity Lawrence image
.... If Trump’s famous wall and deportations come to pass, US farm companies will struggle to harvest their produce. Brexit Britain’s East Anglian farmers, dependent on EU migrants, fear a similar labour crisis. ...
In the gig economy, recruitment agencies are the gangmasters | Faiza Shaheen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 01:08:37 PM
....“Recruitment agency: an organisation that matches employers to employees and vice versa; an intermediary in the labour market” – or so the dictionary tells us. But, given recent findings that agencies are using aggressive tax avoidance schemes at a time when new benefit caps are driving single parents into poverty; that some agencies have conned low-paid temporary workers into buying worthless accident insurance; and, from my own research, that agencies are enabling the undercutting of workers’ rights and wages by pitting migrant workers against local people, it would be truer to life if we described recruitment agencies as arbiters of capitalism and the mass exploitation of workers. ...
Britons with no passport struggling to rent due to immigration checks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 05:51:07 PM
....This means that the 17% of UK residents who do not have a passport could be wrongly denied access to privately rented accommodation. Nearly two-thirds of private landlords said they were also less likely to rent to migrants who are legally in Britain, but only have permission to stay for a limited period, while 56% said they were less likely to rent to someone from outside Europe. ...
Economic frustration has spawned Trump and Brexit, warns UN labour chief image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 01:00:47 PM
.... That includes expanding unions to represent the growing number of workers in non-standard forms of employment. Ryder also stresses the need for more equal treatment of migrant workers. ...
Brexmas image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 12:00:02 AM
....". With many traders relying on seasonal migrant workers to run their stalls, he says stallholders may stop coming to England in favour of EU countries to avoid paperwork and costs. ...

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