22 February 2008

Proper hours campaign could highlight need for UK immigration

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Today's "Work Your Proper Hours Day" in the UK could reveal the extent of the skills shortage in the UK. The skills shortage is a problem which could be solved through UK immigration. The campaign is designed to highlight how much unpaid overtime workers in the UK complete a year.

Richard Lawrence managing director at Resourcing Solutions, a company which places candidates into the transport and construction sectors, told onrec.com: "In an ideal world, workers of all levels and across all sectors would only put in their contracted hours. However skills shortages, particularly in the transport and construction sectors are at an all time high." He added that employers are "struggling to fill positions" as work towards the 2012 Olympics in London has seen a rise in companies' workloads. UK immigration has been touted as a possible solution to filling Olympics 2012 jobs.

The head of the Migration Advisory Council, Professor David Metcalf, told the BBC earlier in the year that the labour shortages brought on by the Olympics could be solved by lifting the ban on non-EU unskilled workers entering the UK.

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