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....Employers in the UK are struggling to fill vacancies after the sharpest drop for more than a year in the number of available candidates, according to a report that points to more recruitment difficulties ahead once Brexit bites. Even before the potential restrictions on immigrants once the UK leaves the EU, firms are reporting skills shortages across a range of more than 60 roles, including engineers, IT specialists, care workers and accountants. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... There were cookbooks – Polpo, Persepolis and the glorious new Great Dixter Cookbook; there were books of maps – The Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky; The Phantom Atlas by Edward Brooke-Hitching; H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. There were books whose covers relied on typography – Nikesh Shukla’s The Good Immigrant, Open City by Teju Cole, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach; or those whose high-concept covers burned in the mind – Ben Marcus’s The Flame Alphabet, Stuart Dybek’s The Start of Something and Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The Trump administration can only spend the money on repairs to existing fencing, infrastructure and technology, according to US media. Nor has the administration succeeded in its plan to eliminate funding for so-called US sanctuary cities, which shelter undocumented immigrants. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The other Brexit-related threat to Northern Irish agriculture is limits on immigration. About 65% of all workers in the industry are migrants, most of those EU nationals. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... However, after a backlash on social media the company relented, with Schlee committing to pay all participants Pret’s hourly starting rate. In recent months a number of UK employers have voiced concerns about their ability to fill jobs in shops, factories and hospitals if EU migrants decide to return home. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... A local councillor branded the property “illegal and unsafe”. Rasul charged 18 tenants – who were mainly migrant workers understood to be mostly employed in West End hotels – an average of £800 a month for the rooms in the Georgian grade II-listed property next door to the Dutch embassy, bringing in more than £14,000 a month. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Brexit and the coming food crisis: ‘If you can’t feed a country, you haven’t got a country’ image
.... “The candidates we’re getting are older, they have fewer skills, their English is worse. ” Is that just down to Brexit? “The media in the home countries has been reporting attacks on immigrants to the UK,” he says. ...
How real books have trumped ebooks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 07:00:10 AM
.... There were cookbooks – Polpo, Persepolis and the glorious new Great Dixter Cookbook; there were books of maps – The Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky; The Phantom Atlas by Edward Brooke-Hitching; H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. There were books whose covers relied on typography – Nikesh Shukla’s The Good Immigrant, Open City by Teju Cole, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach; or those whose high-concept covers burned in the mind – Ben Marcus’s The Flame Alphabet, Stuart Dybek’s The Start of Something and Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad. ...
Brexit's hard Irish border questions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 08:22:16 AM
....The other Brexit-related threat to Northern Irish agriculture is limits on immigration. About 65% of all workers in the industry are migrants, most of those EU nationals. ...
UK firms struggle to find employees – even before Brexit bites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:01:52 AM
....Employers in the UK are struggling to fill vacancies after the sharpest drop for more than a year in the number of available candidates, according to a report that points to more recruitment difficulties ahead once Brexit bites. Even before the potential restrictions on immigrants once the UK leaves the EU, firms are reporting skills shortages across a range of more than 60 roles, including engineers, IT specialists, care workers and accountants. ...
Bristol housing charity tops list of UK’s most-prosecuted landlords image
.... A local councillor branded the property “illegal and unsafe”. Rasul charged 18 tenants – who were mainly migrant workers understood to be mostly employed in West End hotels – an average of £800 a month for the rooms in the Georgian grade II-listed property next door to the Dutch embassy, bringing in more than £14,000 a month. ...
US budget: No cash for Trump's wall in budget deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 06:26:01 AM
....The Trump administration can only spend the money on repairs to existing fencing, infrastructure and technology, according to US media. Nor has the administration succeeded in its plan to eliminate funding for so-called US sanctuary cities, which shelter undocumented immigrants. ...
Pret a Manger tries to woo British workers as Brexit looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:01:44 PM
.... However, after a backlash on social media the company relented, with Schlee committing to pay all participants Pret’s hourly starting rate. In recent months a number of UK employers have voiced concerns about their ability to fill jobs in shops, factories and hospitals if EU migrants decide to return home. ...
Costa Coffee owner welcomes plan for 'barista visas' after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 12:20:58 PM
.... Whitbread, which also owns budget hotel chain Premier Inn as well as Brewers Fayre and Beefeater restaurants, hires about 3,000 people every year. The British Hospitality Association has warned that some hotels and restaurants would go bust without the steady stream of migrants, and that it would take businesses a decade to replace EU staff. ...
Can Donald Trump better renegotiate Nafta? Yes, by bringing back TPP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 08:44:58 AM
....Moreover, trade is not the only area where Mexico could retaliate. It could permit Central American migrants to pass through Mexican territory to the US border, rather than impeding them, as it currently does. ...
EU toughens Brexit stance and demands UK pay liabilities in euros image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 02:37:31 PM
....In a development that will do little for the atmosphere when the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, visits Downing Street next Wednesday , the latest guidelines also highlight concerns about Britain’s treatment of EU nationals living in the UK. There are worries about Britain’s requirement that EU migrants complete an 85-page form to prove they have permanent residency in the UK. ...
It's good to talk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 09:00:53 AM
.... . But in France it is just 41% - and there can be big differences in some countries in this sense of belonging for children from immigrant families. ...
Trump order to target foreign worker visa programme image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 03:26:13 PM
....Last year, Disney was accused of taking advantage of the H-1B visa scheme to lay off American technology workers, who were forced to train their foreign replacements. The government allows 85,000 immigrants each year through the H-1B visa programme, which is reserved for foreign nationals in "specialty occupations" and is largely used by the technology industry. ...
Sensors, scanners and surveillance: at the expo to outfit Trump's border wall image
....”. CT Defense also felt compelled to attend even though it makes its hulking trucks in Oaxaca, Mexico, home to many migrants who try to dodge border patrol. ...
EU migrants make up 11% of manufacturing workforce - ONS image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:19:18 PM
. EU migrants make up more than one in 10 manufacturing sector workers in the UK, official figures have shown. ...
UK needs immigration to keep service industries going, says ONS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 10:50:16 AM
....Immigration is particularly important to keep Britain’s health service and its wholesale and retail, public administration and hospitality trades going, with more than 1. 5 million migrants working in these sectors, according to a new official analysis. ...
'Lonely life' in Indonesian village where mothers work abroad image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:04:16 PM
....Millions of Indonesian women have left their families behind to work abroad. The East Lombok district exports the most people and is a migrant worker hotspot. ...
‘We will be forced to close’: Polish and Czech food stores post-Brexit image
....Some people order products from Halusky after trying them on a European holiday. But its main customer base is EU immigrants. ...
Is there a housing bubble or isn't there? | Greg Jericho image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 02:00:07 PM
....And interestingly, there has also been in that time a supply boom – especially in apartments and flats:. The boom in apartment construction came at a time when our migrant intake began to fall. ...
Degrees of fear  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:23:24 PM
.... . As students ramp up campaigns for immigrants' rights, university leaders are appointing full-time immigration lawyers and counsellors to support them, running "know your rights" classes and even lobbying the government on their behalf. ...
Ghetto city image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:16:43 PM
....About a third of India's 1. 2 billion people live in cities, with numbers growing every year as migrants leave their villages in search of a better standard of living in urban areas. ...
Global productivity slowdown risks creating instability, warns IMF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:56:41 PM
....”. The IMF chief urged countries that had received large numbers of refugees to integrate immigrant workers and help create a “younger and more dynamic workforce, with growth and productivity dividends”. ...
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. ...

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