Labour in foreign staff row

Labour's immigration spokesman has modified planned criticism of Tesco and Next over claims they preferred eastern European workers after a preview of his speech drew a furious response from the firms. Tesco said it "absolutely refutes" the claim.

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Next recruitment agency website 'entirely in Polish'

Labour's shadow immigration minister said it was important to ask questions about the impact of foreign workers on the UK labour market, and address the concerns of UK residents and citizens.

He said there were questions of fairness to be asked about the hiring practises of British firms that specifically target foreign workers, and singled out Next and their association with an agency that targets Polish staff though its Polish language (only) website.

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