Foreign fishers ‘paying price’ of rushed visa change

ITF fisheries spokesperson, Chris Williams

Source: International Transport Workers' Federation

Migrant workers may be deported leaving the fishing industry in trouble after the UK government changes the rules on work visas

Migrant fishers will be ‘forced to pay the price’ for the UK government’s failure to properly implement visa rule changes, says the International Transport Workers’ Federation.

Recent changes to tighten up regulations around recruiting foreign workers have closed an exploitative loophole around the use of the Seafarers’ Transit Visa but the ITF warns that poor planning means a good change could be bad news for workers.

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