UK pork supplier pays millions to hire slaughterhouse staff from the Philippines
According to a report on the website of Singapore's "Lianhe Zaobao" on the 26th, a pork supplier in the UK spent millions of pounds to hire slaughterhouse workers from the Philippines because the shortage of employees affected the operation of the production line.
Cranswick, one of the UK's largest pork suppliers, will hire 400 Filipinos to work in British slaughterhouses, reports said, as staff from continental Europe have returned home since Brexit.
Cranswick chief executive Kutcher said outside staff was absolutely necessary if the company's production lines were to be maintained. "Of course it's expensive to invite Filipinos, but it's better than when we cut production at this time last year."
Couch revealed that the cost of arranging Filipino employees to work in the UK is between 10,000 and 12,000 pounds per person, totaling more than 400. million pounds. The company must arrange visas, flights to the UK, accommodation, and an English test for each employee.
According to reports, although there is a training program in place, Couch said that the slaughterhouse still faces the problem of insufficient manpower.
Arnold, a spokesman for the British Food and Drink Federation, said that although employers tried to attract employees with higher wages and more flexible shift systems, the industry as a whole was still struggling with staff shortages.
Earlier this week, the director-general of the Confederation of British Industry said the UK needed more foreign workers to avoid a possible recession, the report said.