Szép karácsonyt az olvasóknak! Adnék egy kis ajándékot irodalomkedvelőknek, de a szerzői jog visszatart. Talán majd jövőre.  .  .  .
A történet itt olvasható, a lényege az, hogy a magyar vendégmunkásokkal nemhogy a briteknél, de a lengyeleknél is sokkal cefetebbül bánnak.


Unite found that the workers were brought to the UK by an illegal gangmaster and promised work paying at least £7 per hour. They were then supplied to Butchery and Abbatoir Services to work at Cranberry Foods, where they were treated less favourably than British and Polish colleagues. Further, repeated deductions left the workers on the breadline and their accommodation was so miserable some were forced to sleep on towels after lengthy factory shifts until beds were provided. The workers say that regular threats and intimidation from their gangmaster and fear of being forced, penniless, onto the streets ensured they stayed silent about the abuses.
Unite is now representing the workers, taking claims on their behalf to an employment tribunal. Unite is claiming that the workers
Unite is claiming that the workers
* responded to job advertisements in Hungary placed by a gangmaster who was supplying labour illegally to a UK employment agency;
* were forced to pay an arrangement fee of £350 to secure this work. This was deducted directly from their pay packets without the workers' consent, along with accommodation charges of between £36 and £40 per week, transport charges of £8 per week and "cheque cashing" fees of £2 per week. One worker reports taking home just £140 after working a 45 hour week following deductions that he had not sanctioned;
* were paid erratically by their gangmaster, sometimes in the middle of the night, and (until challenged by the Union) always in cash and always an amount far below that stated on their payslips
* endured racial discrimination in their workplace where a two-tier system of treatment was in place with indigenous and Polish workers paid into their bank accounts and offered permanent employment, yet the Hungarians were given more onerous tasks, no security of employment and given cash handouts in brown paper envelopes.

Kétszintes rendszer, ahol a lengyelekkel mint vendégmunkásokkal bánnak (nem jobban, de nem is rosszabbul), a magyarokkal mint tökéletesen kiszolgáltatott rabszolgákkal, olyannyira, hogy az ügy bíróság elé kerül.
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