It's sad to see that, in a time when there is ostensively robust regulation on working practises, workers' rights are so easily undermined. Exploitation of transient foreign labour especially seems to be widespread.
I think you were well to get out of that sector, jamcat, although Im sorry to hear it was due to bad health.
Glasgow city council, under Steven Purcell, made a highly commendable pledge to what it called a 'living wage' for workers in Glasgow, however, there are serious doubts about whether that pledge is being honoured with so much work now being sub-contracted by the local authority:http://www.glasgowsnp.org/Council/SNP_Glas...es_Living_Wage/
The coalition governement appears currently to be working hard to undermine workers' rights even further, according to an article in The Scotsman yesterday:
Proposed job law gives bosses 'carte blance' to fire workers
Proposed changes to laws that protect workers from the sack will give bosses "carte blanche" to get rid of employees they do not like for up to two years after taking them on, a leading employment lawyer in Scotland has warned. ...
Full story here:http://news.scotsman.com/news/Proposed-job...sses.6686006.jp