Loss of care staff jobs would have 'catastrophic' effect

December 2007
Community Care;12/13/2007, Issue 1703, p9
This article reports on the British government's new approach to unskilled immigrant workers which could jeopardize the work of several care staff from non-European Union (EU) countries. With its emphasis on university qualifications and working in fields with higher than average wages, most care workers are unlikely to qualify. According to government figures, 12,000 unskilled work permits were granted to non-EU workers last year, while it estimates there are 80,000 health and care workers just from the Philippines alone.


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