Follow @PoliticsIE
 
 
 
Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 52

Thread: Company to fly in 50 Estonian workers - with specialist skills

  1. #1
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    721
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Company to fly in 50 Estonian workers - with specialist skills

    for plucking turkeys


    we need to upskill Irish workers to work in the smart economy.

    http://www.independent.ie/national-n...s-2395915.html

    A COMPANY is flying in 50 Estonian workers to pluck Irish turkeys for Christmas, despite the record level of unemployment.

    Grove Farm is the biggest producer of turkeys in the country at its factory in Smithborough, Co Monaghan. It is recruiting the workers for the busy three-week period in the run up to Christmas Day.

    But the firm has come under fire from local politicians for not recruiting more local workers -- having laid off 75 people from its workforce less than a year ago.

    Sinn Fein Cavan-Monaghan TD Caoimhghin O Caolain said he believed that all the jobs could be filled locally.

    After the complaints, the company yesterday announced that it would be implementing a partial change of recruitment policy due to "the huge increase of unemployment in Ireland".

    It said that it would be cutting the number of workers flown in from Estonia from 160 last year to 50 this year -- and would instead be hiring around 180 other local workers.

    Grove Farm managing director Thomas O'Driscoll said last night that the 50 Estonian workers were being hired because they had built up specialist skills -- and not because they were cheaper.

    -

  2. #2
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    3,071
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by YesSireeeBob View Post
    for plucking turkeys


    we need to upskill Irish workers to work in the smart economy.

    Turkey company gets a roasting over jobs - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie
    RTE should send in Dustin to do an undercover investigation,with his eurovision experience he may have a bit of Estonian Lingo.

    Ile get me coat!!!

  3. #3
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    171
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by idle tim View Post
    RTE should send in Dustin to do an undercover investigation,with his eurovision experience he may have a bit of Estonian Lingo.

    Ile get me coat!!!
    Rte feel the need to hire eastern Europeans to read the weather on the radio so I doubt they care to much about the unemployed.

  4. #4
    Politics.ie Member Asparagus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    4,879
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    We should immediatley send back the east europeans and retrain our elderly - Teaching them to pluck turkeys must be as easy as teaching your grandmother to pluck chickens.

    Fas could commission the creation of a Fetac level 6 General Poultry Plucking course.

    Next we'll be importing Asians to suck eggs...

    Put old people back to work.
    ANGER IS A POLICY, GET OFF YOUR KNEES

  5. #5
    Politics.ie Member bormotello's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    12,051
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    At least we know which turkeys we should avoid to buy

  6. #6
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    375
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    "Grove Farm managing director Thomas O'Driscoll said last night that the 50 Estonian workers were being hired because they had built up specialist skills -- and not because they were cheaper."


    This man is laughing in the face of every single one of us. His company should face crippling fines for spitting in our faces.






    During the Great Depression in the United States, they couldn't take care of their own.

    In today's Depression-era Ireland, we won't take care of our own. That's even worse. We need an immigration moratorium on ALL UNSKILLED WORKERS NOW.

  7. #7
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Waterford
    Posts
    1,096
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Estonia is in the EU therefore its citizens are entitled to work here and an employer to hire them.

    Minimum wage legislation is the same for Irish and other employees.

    What's the problem?

  8. #8
    Politics.ie Member gijoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    15,302
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    And it seems they originally wanted to bring in 160 until the locals cried FOWL!!!

    Could someone please explain me the economics of flying in and accommodating 160 workers for 3 weeks as well as paying them at least the minimum wage?

    Well I am sure the answer is that they were not going to be paid the minimum wage. They were going to be paid through an Estonian agency something closer to an Estonian wage - all illegal of course.

  9. #9
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    375
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by consultant View Post
    What's the problem?
    The country is bankrupt.

  10. #10
    Politics.ie Member gijoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    15,302
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by consultant View Post
    Estonia is in the EU therefore its citizens are entitled to work here and an employer to hire them.

    Minimum wage legislation is the same for Irish and other employees.

    What's the problem?
    The problem is that they were never going to be paid the minimum wage. To make this pay for the company there is no way they could justify paying the same as Irish employees plus flight and accommodation for 3 weeks. Wake up and smell the coffee.

Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •