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The shortage of truck drivers in the UK is reflected in supermarket shelves

The shortage of truck drivers in the UK is reflected in supermarket shelves

Many European drivers fled the country after Brexit, making it difficult to return.

August 29, 2021 at 1:07 pm TASR

London. In the absence of truck drivers, the British government began to employ local companies.

“We would like to see employers invest in domestic workers for a longer period of time,” the DPA said in a report by the UK Department of Economy.

Call for simplification of bureaucracy and better pay

London wants to re-train and integrate people into the labor market.

Employers’ unions have recently called on the government to relax immigration rules. However, London rejected this, calling for private businesses to create more attractive working conditions and better pay.

The shortage of truck drivers is already reflected in supermarket shelves.

For example, Nando’s fast food chain had to close dozens of branches due to the lack of chickens. The well-known McDonald’s chain has again missed milk and soft drinks.

The effects of Brexit, hundreds of thousands of conductors are missing

The road block association estimates the driver shortage at around one lakh.

This is due to the fact that many European drivers leave the country after Brexit and return through a complicated and expensive visa process.

In addition, thousands of drivers retire each month and hijackers are not compensated. One reason is that tens of thousands of driving tests have not been performed as a result of the infection.