The food and drink manufacturing industry faces permanent damage if the Government fails to address the lack of workers available, according to a new report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee.
Christmas 2017 could be under threat of ‘grinding to a halt’ if there is a lack of migrant workers to process orders, warned a warehouse equipment supplier, while the Freight Transport Association (FTA) highlighted the danger of the lack of EU workers...
The food and drink industry is facing its worst labour shortage in over a decade, and some firms risk failing to fill vacancies in the peak demand period before Christmas, the head of a labour providers’ association has warned.
The migrant threat to freight lorries at Calais is intensifying, with lorry roofs recently being slashed by stowaways trying to escape from queuing vehicles, warns the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
Fears about the availability of migrant labour and any disruption to the key contribution it makes to the food and drink manufacturing sector was one of the hot topics at the Business Leaders’ Forum (BLF) last month.
UK food and drink manufacturers are still over-reliant on the use of migrant labour despite huge steps being taken to increase the availability of British workers, according to the sector skills council Improve.