Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Manufacturers seek clarity over EU worker rights "as a matter of urgency"



Manufacturers have warned of a recruitment crunch if they are unable to keep hiring EU workers after Brexit.

 
Trade body the EEF says the government must clarify the rights of EU workers "as a matter of urgency".


It said a quarter of 243 firms it surveyed had already seen an increase in EU nationals leaving their business.


A government spokesperson said it would set out its initial proposals for a post-Brexit immigration system in the autumn.


"We have already been clear there will be an implementation period after we leave the EU to avoid a cliff edge for businesses.
"In June we published our offer to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK, confirming no-one living here lawfully will be asked to leave when we exit the EU and they will have a grace period to regularise their status."




BBC      News.