“Standing around and waiting for a solution to the shortage is not the best way to drive the economy. We need to simultaneously address short-term economic needs and long-term economic reforms.”CBI Director General Tony Danker said in a statement.
The organization, which represents 190,000 companies with more than seven million employees, wants the government to expand the list of specific occupations that ease restrictions on foreign recruitment, for example, heavy vehicle drivers, welders, butchers. and bricklayers. .
Other tasks that may be recognized as a reduction include fruit and flower picking, cleaning, cooking, scaffolding or carpentry.
The list, which the government has identified as relieving work visa requirements, mainly includes qualified professionals such as scientists, engineers, informatics, health professionals, veterinarians or architects.
Danker acknowledges the need to train and recruit more British workers, but argues that it takes time and requires “temporary and targeted intervention” and warns that the crisis may in some cases last up to two years. can withstand. ??????
Sectors such as catering, transportation and food processing have complained of labor shortages in recent weeks, including “correct” ones stemming from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the post-Brexit immigration system implemented since the beginning of the year. Hurricanes” have been blamed, complicating the entry of Europeans into Britain.
The lack of lorry drivers, many of whom were Europeans who had returned to their countries during the pandemic, has meant that large supermarket chains such as Tesco and Asda offered initial prizes of £1,000 (1,167 euros) to attract applicants. Huh.
Many British stores and restaurants are also facing shortages of products, such as beverages, due to problems in the logistics of freight transport, which are likely to delay the start of the flu vaccination campaign in the UK due to a lack of vaccines. .
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