Who will get new Morrison's jobs

Who will get new Morrison's jobs

Who will get new Morrison's jobs

First published in Letters

Having just read the Guardian’s report on the 200 new jobs being created at the meat processing plant at Morrisons, I would like to ask this, how many of these jobs will be given to the people of Winsford, and how many will be for immigrant agency workers from areas such as Crewe, Stoke, etc?

Morrisons is a major employer in the Winsford and Northwich area, but has in recent years been steadily employing more and cheaper, foreign agency workers. As I am employed at Morrisons distribution site at Gadbrook, I see this on a regular basis. I also visit the Winsford site regularly to make deliveries and collect goods for retail and see large numbers of immigrant workers going to and leaving the site during shift changes.

There are however a number of people from other countries who have permanent jobs and have made a life in this area.

I have many good friends among them and am quite happy to see people making a better life for themselves in Britain and adding to the diversity of our nation. What I am concerned about is the very large number of temporary workers being used on a full time basis to cut labour costs and maximise shareholder profits. A lot of these immigrant workers do not intend to stay, but earn as much as they can in a few years and go home to spend it there.

In the meantime their earnings are being sent back to their homeland and are not contributing to the economy of this country.

Please do not put this down as a nationalist rant, but see it as part of a growing concern of many of the people of this country, including those who have come from abroad and now are permanent residents. We all have mortgages, lifestyles and assets we would like to keep and pass on, but all of this is being undermined by the amount of cheap labour pushing us to the side.

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8:16am Thu 8 May 14

keith moss says...

There is no humanity in profit,nor is there profit in humanity.Dalton Phillips can give you £785 million reasons why you should shop at Morereasons. He personnally blamed the German supermarkets for last years fall in shareholder dividends, and it is his intention to drive down costs even further in order to increase dividends to the period up to 2015.
On 13th March he announced some £300m in achieved cost savings,promising "further profitability emerging from a vertically integrated supply chain (meaning we bought the farms too! and are screwing the farmers by setting their prices for them and are effectively killing the free market,other examples of " vertical integration" include oil companies,telephone companies and the media industry),these measures will provide excellent value to our customers and generate meaningful investor returns over the medium term.".
Employing a large foreign workforce simply put requires less wages,less health or (more significantly perhaps) less pension provision.Their basic lack of knowledge of a western economic system and personal insecurity leaves them more vulnerable to exploitation and the steady errosion of effective worker protection. The implementation of zero hours contracts being a single but significant example of this phenomenum. a position which is being further fuelled by a failing benefits system which will inevitably lead to British born workers being forced to accept the inevitable capitulation into what is effectively a slave state.
Migrant labour has been used to cut costs by greedy men who now want to blame their victims,let the rivers run with "blue blood " say I. x
There is no humanity in profit,nor is there profit in humanity.Dalton Phillips can give you £785 million reasons why you should shop at Morereasons. He personnally blamed the German supermarkets for last years fall in shareholder dividends, and it is his intention to drive down costs even further in order to increase dividends to the period up to 2015. On 13th March he announced some £300m in achieved cost savings,promising "further profitability emerging from a vertically integrated supply chain (meaning we bought the farms too! and are screwing the farmers by setting their prices for them and are effectively killing the free market,other examples of " vertical integration" include oil companies,telephone companies and the media industry),these measures will provide excellent value to our customers and generate meaningful investor returns over the medium term.". Employing a large foreign workforce simply put requires less wages,less health or (more significantly perhaps) less pension provision.Their basic lack of knowledge of a western economic system and personal insecurity leaves them more vulnerable to exploitation and the steady errosion of effective worker protection. The implementation of zero hours contracts being a single but significant example of this phenomenum. a position which is being further fuelled by a failing benefits system which will inevitably lead to British born workers being forced to accept the inevitable capitulation into what is effectively a slave state. Migrant labour has been used to cut costs by greedy men who now want to blame their victims,let the rivers run with "blue blood " say I. x keith moss
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3:49pm Fri 9 May 14

turtle2 says...

I've heard that Morrisons won't directly employ staff for their regional distribution centre (next to Gadbrook Park) unless they have cars for safety reasons. However, when an agency employing workers from Poland offers workers to Morrisons they aren't required to be a car owner and some car-less Polish people are employed there.
I've heard that Morrisons won't directly employ staff for their regional distribution centre (next to Gadbrook Park) unless they have cars for safety reasons. However, when an agency employing workers from Poland offers workers to Morrisons they aren't required to be a car owner and some car-less Polish people are employed there. turtle2
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