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Tuesday, 01 December 2020 09:53

Action, please!

Written by  The Hound

The Hound notes that despite the new government having been elected for well over a month, there seems to a real lack of urgency on its behalf. 

A clear case in point is the stone-walling and delay – from both government ministers and officials – over the desperate need to allow more migrant workers into the country to harvest fruit and vegetables.

Meanwhile, the Shearing Contractors Association is still looking for an urgent decision to allow experienced sheep shearers into the country – despite having been in talks with the government since the start of lockdown. 

The association says, initially, it applied for 200 shearers to fill gaps in the local workforce, but that has been scaled back to 60 – but they are still waiting for a decision.

Perhaps they should have said the shearers were movie industry workers or America’s Cup sailors and they would have had more luck!

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