THEY’RE TAKING OUR JOBS

NOT TRUE

Migrant workers move to areas where there are vacancies, and they are filling vacancies where there are skills shortages.

 Under the new ‘points based’ system, migrants from outside the EU are only permitted to take  jobs where there are recognised skill  shortages and where  they can prove before they enter the UK that they have qualifications, skills and abilities and are sponsored by an employer.

 The North East has a long history of recruiting workers from abroad, and as many as one in four businesses depend on migrant workers to stay in business. This includes the National Health Service with all the benefits that this provides to citizens of the North East.

 

(UKBA; IPPR)