Company to fly in 50 Estonian workers - with specialist skills

YesSireeeBob

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for plucking turkeys :D


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

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/turkey-company-gets-a-roasting-over-jobs-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.

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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.
 

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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.
 

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At least we know which turkeys we should avoid to buy
 

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"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.
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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?

Exactly. It sounds like Irish people either can't or don't want to do these jobs. I can't imagine a company paying the cost of brining people from the other side of Europe if there were people willing and able to do the work here.
 

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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?
No problem ... sure we will all sit back and go on the dole

According to the employers were all thickos with no skills......can't even find 50 people to pluck turkeys even though according to another poster this muppet let more than this go last year.....

Minimum wage yeah right.....:rolleyes:
 

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Exactly. It sounds like Irish people either can't or don't want to do these jobs. I can't imagine a company paying the cost of brining people from the other side of Europe if there were people willing and able to do the work here.
It will be interesting to see how many Irish folk apply for these jobs. If people are so willing to work I would expect them to be filled today!
 

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Exactly. It sounds like Irish people either can't or don't want to do these jobs. I can't imagine a company paying the cost of brining people from the other side of Europe if there were people willing and able to do the work here.
Well provide some proof then that Irish people either can't or don't want to do these jobs ! There are loads of unemployed Irish people who who love to be given an opportunity to work. The Irish labour and every other market was completely distorted by over a million low paid economic migrants being allowed to enter this economy in less than 10 years - yet planks like you believe that fact was completely irrelevant to the economic meltdown that has since ensued in Ireland ! - Genius ! .:roll:

Talk about trying to defend the indefensible ! .:mad:
 

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^^ This kind of BS is LONG past its sell by date.

What else are you selling?
If there are Irish people willing to work minimum wage to do this work, why do you think the employer is getting people from Estonia?
 

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Consultant said:
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?
Exactly. It sounds like Irish people either can't or don't want to do these jobs. I can't imagine a company paying the cost of brining people from the other side of Europe if there were people willing and able to do the work here.
Quite right, now lets open our bordors with the labour markets in India and China also. That €15 Billion could be saved over night by reducing the dole to zero and replacing all our public sector staff with lads from the third world we can ship in via containers.

 

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Employers can and do employ who they like and pay them what they like.
So boo hoo hoo they didn't employ Irish people?
Tough.

But more importantly what are you ignoramuses going to do about it?

Whinge and moan is all. You have no intention to do anything about, no plan to even if you did and no way of stopping employers from bringing in immigrant labour.

So either put or shut up and get back in your box.
 
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Time to fine those companies who clearly are breaking employment law.

Were the jobs advertised? How many locals had a interview?

Idf the answer is 0, then fine them heavily and use the money from the fine to support welfare.
 

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Time to fine those companies who clearly are breaking employment law.

Were the jobs advertised? How many locals had a interview?

Idf the answer is 0, then fine them heavily and use the money from the fine to support welfare.
Under what piece of legislation do you believe they can be fined?
 


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