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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

UK: exploitation of Ulster's migrant workers

from the Belfast Telegraph:

Many of Northern Ireland's growing army of migrant workers are being exploited by unscrupulous bosses and employment agencies, it was claimed today.
• some 10% of overseas workers said they had problems getting paid;

• around 22% said they had experienced harassment or discrimination in the workplace;

• some complained of unfair dismissal;

• others said their qualifications and skills were not taken into account by employers leaving them in low-paid, low-skilled work.
The research also revealed that while many recruitment agencies are fair and supportive, "some appear to have adopted practices that exploit the vulnerability of migrant workers".

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