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Supersonic
9 minutes ago, Mkl22 said:

their army cannot help much, they short of about 100000 truck drivers in UK .

According to the Road Haulage Association, the country is short around 100,000 truck drivers

maybe ceca can help 😁

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Hypersonic

All due to the repercussions from Brexit.

 

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5th Gear
18 minutes ago, Lala81 said:

All due to the repercussions from Brexit.

 

Not quite.....

 

"Some 400,000 more lorry drivers are needed to plug a shortfall across Europe, according to consultancy Transport Intelligence.

 

The same estimates suggest that Poland needs at least 120,000 drivers, while Germany and France also have a shortage of more than 40,000 each.

 

The industry estimates that the UK needs 100,000 drivers to partly alleviate supply chain pressures that have seen people queueing at petrol stations around the country this week.

 

A Sky News analysis suggests that the UK's shortages are being made worse by one of the largest declines in lorry driver workforces across Europe."

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Turbocharged

Might have still happened without Brexit, but Brexit very likely made it worse.

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4th Gear

I am sure the British Royals do something - Like becoming a part time truck drivers? 😜

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Hypersonic (edited)

Can hire my fren who lost his job.

:D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4th Gear (edited)

I am curious how many HKies have migrated to UK....🤔

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Turbocharged
1 hour ago, Beregond said:

their army cannot help much, they short of about 100000 truck drivers in UK .

According to the Road Haulage Association, the country is short around 100,000 truck drivers

maybe ceca can help 😁

Then they will still short 100000 traffic police 🤣🤣🤣

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Turbocharged
1 hour ago, Lala81 said:

All due to the repercussions from Brexit.

 

And that dick Nigel run far far liao. 

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Supersonic
7 minutes ago, Playtime said:

Then they will still short 100000 traffic police 🤣🤣🤣

not easy to settle if they refuse to let fw go in . the pay is not high, long hours job, which local want to do.

imagine sg. u take away all the fw. all our eatery will close down at once.

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5th Gear

This is an issue we actually should think closer about...... the idea of relying on cheaper labour.

Most truck drivers in Europe came from New Europe, the Eastern block, and started to earn better money working further West at a lower salary than local drivers. They sent much of their money back to their family, built good homes and educated their children, such that, then, kids don't want to do the work of their fathers - this is fair.

Western EU population, then, didn't want to do the work because the salary had been lowered through years of hiring cheap labour.

Most drivers, then got older and retired or moved back home without a new generation coming in as replacements.

 

This will soon be replicated, later, in Singapore for drivers and construction workers. Cheap labour is not a long term solution and we need, here, to take this as another warning. The China construction workers coming to Singapore stopped coming because their families had more money and as a result of shortages in China, their salaries increased to stay home. SG moved onto cheaper labour but the cycle will stop when this batch of workers repeat what happened with the China workers, they improved themselves, at which time we need to start paying more. This is what is happening in EU with drivers, they are increasing salaries but, unfortunately, they left it so late that it will take years to fix. Let this be our warning.

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Turbocharged
42 minutes ago, bsswan said:

This is an issue we actually should think closer about...... the idea of relying on cheaper labour.

Most truck drivers in Europe came from New Europe, the Eastern block, and started to earn better money working further West at a lower salary than local drivers. They sent much of their money back to their family, built good homes and educated their children, such that, then, kids don't want to do the work of their fathers - this is fair.

Western EU population, then, didn't want to do the work because the salary had been lowered through years of hiring cheap labour.

Most drivers, then got older and retired or moved back home without a new generation coming in as replacements.

 

This will soon be replicated, later, in Singapore for drivers and construction workers. Cheap labour is not a long term solution and we need, here, to take this as another warning. The China construction workers coming to Singapore stopped coming because their families had more money and as a result of shortages in China, their salaries increased to stay home. SG moved onto cheaper labour but the cycle will stop when this batch of workers repeat what happened with the China workers, they improved themselves, at which time we need to start paying more. This is what is happening in EU with drivers, they are increasing salaries but, unfortunately, they left it so late that it will take years to fix. Let this be our warning.

It's not only that. Transport and logistics workers - be it on ships or trucks - are totally fed up with the coronavirus restrictions and procedures that they have to follow in the course of their jobs. Imagine waiting in queue for hours, then get tested every time you have to haul a load across borders, or stuck on a ship in port because not allowed to disembark for weeks on end.

The workers are quitting. Especially now with Christmas and New Year coming soon. Nobody wants to be stuck in a queue when they can be with their families.

UK now has to look for more willing people, more desperate foreigners. Ceca might be a short-term solution. Many many just waiting to come. But will their unions accept it?

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Hypersonic

I know why England no lorry drivers.

Because they all want to drive trains!

:D

In Italy no shortage of lorry drivers.

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Hypersonic

In England they are all mad on trains not cars.

:D

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