T&G called in over migrant worker problem in Wales

Migrant workers lacking basic English language skills are finding themselves left with no money and no home after arriving in Wales with the promise of a job and accommodation, according to the Transport & General Workers’ Union (T&G).

The union was approached by Polish workers employed by Llanelli firm CSA Service Group, which has more than 700 British and Polish staff in Carmarthenshire.

One employee said workers paid rent to CSA Service Group, but were asked to leave their house after a period of not being offered work.

The T&G has now written to Welsh MPs and MEPs in a bid to amend a loophole in European legislation.

CSA Service Group said in a statement that workers were treated ethically. The company said that it was sometimes necessary to move staff from one contract to another to ensure they were continuously employed.

“We do not consider that any member of our staff is evicted, [as] the accommodation arranged by our company is [for] while they are employed by us.”

All contracts are in English and Polish, clearly stating that should employment cease accommodation must be vacated within the notice period, the company added.

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