Thursday, February 09, 2012

Currently watching a discussion on Newsnight about low wages in the retail sector.

No-one is mentioning the obvious factor - so long as there is unlimited supply of labour coming into the country evil employers like Tesco will continue to drive down wages and expect the state to subsdise employees they could EASILY afford to pay correctly.

Close the import of labour and supermarkets will have to compete to attract labour.


1 comment:

disappointed said...

I FULLY AGREE. ALSO, THE ARGUMENT ABOUT PAYING SUCH BELOW SUBSISTENCE WAGES BECAUSE THERE IS NO LAW AGAINST IT IS PRETTY FEEBLE BECAUSE IT IS SO MORALLY REPUGNANT, FOUL AND PERVERSE, WHEN EXECUTIVES ARE PAID IN MILLIONS. IT ISN`T AGAINST THE LAW TO BEFRIEND VULNERABLE PEOPLE, THEN LIVE OFF AND PROSPER ON THEIR LACK OF POWER IN THAT SITUATION, BUT IT IS OBVIOUSLY MORALLY OBSCENE, TO ME, THE 2 SITUATIONS ARE THE SAME, EXPLOITATION OF THE POWERLESS. I LOVE THAT BLEATING "ARGUMENT" THAT ANY ORGANISATION HAS TO OFFER SUCH RIDICULOUS RENUMERATION TO EXECUTIVES TO "ATTRACT THE BEST" , BUNKUM ! THERE ARE COUNTLESS CONSCIENTUOUS, INDUSTRIOUS FOLK WHO WOULD ADMIRABLY PERFORM SUCH TASKS FOR FAR LESS. AFTER ALL, THAT IS HOW THE LOWER PAID WORKFORCE HAS BEEN TREATED AFTER THE TIDAL WAVE OF CHEAP, KEEN LABOUR FROM EASTERN EUROPE. GO TO RUGBY , SEE HOW MANY INDIGENOUS (ASIAN , BLACK OR WHITE ) WAREHOUSE WORKERS YOU CAN FIND IN WHAT USED TO BE A BOOM TOWN FOR SUCH WORK. OF THE FEW YOU CAN FIND, ASK THEM HOW LITTLE ( IF ANY ) , WAGES HAVE INCREASED IN THE LAST 10 - 15 YEARS. BRITISH WORKING PEOPLE OF ALL COLOURS & CREEDS USED TO BE ABLE TO PLAN LIVES FOR THEMSELVES & THEIR FAMILIES IN RUGBY . ASK THEM ABOUT ( THE PARASITIC ) "EMPLOYMENT" AGENCIES. THE CORPORATE BOSSES MUST HAVE WEPT WITH JOY WHEN THE BERLIN WALL CAME DOWN. I LIKED YOUR GUEST`S POINT ABOUT HENRY FORD. PLEASE, KEEP EXPOSING THIS, DON`T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT , DON`T LET THEM ALLOW THE FAR RIGHT TO EXPLOIT THE FRUSTRATION & ANGER OF OUR LOST, ABANDONED GENERATIONS.