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Councillor Hopes Recruitment Drive Will Start Soon

Friday August 9 2013


Ralph Sixsmith Ralph Sixsmith


A COUNCILLOR hopes recruitment of staff for the new Aldi distribution centre will start soon.

Work on the Goldthorpe centre is speeding up and Cllr Ralph Sixsmith is hopeful that their staff will be mainly recruited from the area.

"All the infrastructure is coming along and it's going to create three hundred or so jobs," said Cllr Sixsmith.

"What we try to do now is ask for our people to be given first preference when it comes to new jobs in the area."

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Reply Posted by mark on Friday August 9 2013 at 18:04
they could fill them in an hour, just stand outside asos when their shit finishes. They'll get 300 willing workers no problem.

Reply Posted by flapper on Friday August 9 2013 at 18:07
Well said Cllr Six smith....now chase it. Action needed and you might be just the man.

Reply Posted by ET. on Friday August 9 2013 at 18:15
I do hope that they do recruit from the area and not import cheap foreign labour as a lot more business's have done.


Reply Posted by Stevo on Friday August 9 2013 at 18:37
Do you seriously think that they will only employ local people from our town?
No don't think so do you?
They will employ a large proportion of Eastern Europeans on the minimum wage.
Now is the time for a workplace cap on immigrant workers as far as I am concerned.
Oh I cant say that as the politically correct namby pamby idiots will deem this racist!
NO NO NO, What IS racist and discrimination on an unprecedented scale is the policies of the employers and employment agencies that ONLY employ Eastern Europeans, (Asos, Symphony) this is to all intents and purposes institutionally racist and discriminatory to people born in this country.

This must end now!

Reply Posted by beep beep on Friday August 9 2013 at 18:45
Same old Stevo from Cawthorn having a go at foreigners.

Let us be honest having seen people from Golie, it is unlikely that they will apply or if they do that they turn up, stay a full shift and not nick something.

Sad but true. Of cours eyou know that which is why you live in Cawthorne ( or so you say, not sure warehouse work pays enough to do that).

Reply Posted by Stevo on Friday August 9 2013 at 19:01
Cawthorne? Nah don't think so, not far off though.
Don't know where you get your information from Grim.

Not a very nice comment about the people from Goldthorpe either is it.

Just to reiterate yet again, I have no problem with migrant workers per se, the beef I have is with the employers and employment agencies that only set migrant workers on mostly paying the minimum wage and without a second thought for the people that were born in this country who are for the most part desperate to find any kind of work.

The policy of only setting eastern Europeans is highly discriminatory and institutional racism against our own people whether the politically correct namby pamby idiots like it or not.
I'm waiting with baited breath for Hoyland Red to pop up and tell me off for daring to speak about migrant workers.

Reply Posted by Hoyland Red on Friday August 9 2013 at 21:24
Stevo - You naughty boy - Interesting debate on radio 2 today about the population growth and migration statistics. Some valid points on both sides of the argument for those that still have an open mind about how to address the issue.

Reply Posted by me on Friday August 9 2013 at 18:48
Stevo's right though.

Reply Posted by Mark on Friday August 9 2013 at 22:20
If he is, it will be a first.

Reply Posted by Stevo on Saturday August 10 2013 at 14:14
I usually am.

Reply Posted by observer on Saturday August 10 2013 at 13:21
yes. stevo is right. it is a form of racism against English local people. grim..or beep beep?. talk to the people of asos. and symphony. they will tell you tales of woe.as for the people of golie?..trusting you mean goldthorpe beep beep?. that its self is a derogatory remark. I dare say if you went in a public house and said words like that you would have living hell kicked out of you.!!!. the truth is the agencies and the companies know full well they can manipulate foreign workers. and that honest decent hard working English local people will not stand for it. that's closer to the truth beep beep.

Reply Posted by sarah on Saturday August 10 2013 at 21:26
this is getting a bit stupid now all this pulling goldthorpe people down I very much doubt anywhere in barnsley is perfect and everyone has perfect neighbours with their perfect children it doesnt happen anywhere except in your dreams. There are hundreds of people who have been up to the job centre over the past few months to register for jobs so yes people round here DO WANT TO WORK and it would help if people who talk out of their rear ends leaves them alone to get on with it.I live within 3 mins of Aldi and will be extremely cross if I see loads of poles walking past my house because some greedy arse government wants to pay agencies 2grand for every pole/latvian they get work for and dont call me racist as my partner is half polish.

Reply Posted by mary on Thursday August 15 2013 at 17:00
Sarah we all know you live nearby Goldthorpe as you are always telling us.
Goldthorpe has some decent hardworking people but we are not talking about them are we? We are talking about the ones who keep the police busy with their petty neighbour problems, the ones with litter and dog muck in their rented or social housing gardens and we are talking about the losers who sit outside the wmc's and the Rusty Dudley. The shoplifters and druggies and the chain smokers and in bred losers that populate the area. THEY do not want any work.

Reply Posted by sarah on Saturday August 10 2013 at 21:33
and another thing whist im on dont expect cllr whatever his name is to help local people get jobs we all know they turn wherever the money is coming from dearne councillors heads are definately for turning!!

Reply Posted by Swifty on Sunday August 11 2013 at 09:21
There's another half a million comming in Jan 2014.

Reply Posted by andy on Sunday August 11 2013 at 09:45
local polish people will get the jobs. its a way of life now,get used to it.. countrys f****d.

Reply Posted by Stevo on Monday August 12 2013 at 12:34
Why the hell should we "get used to it" as you so eloquently put it?

It is discrimination on a massive scale, but no one dares speak about it as we are deemed "racist"!
The british jobs for british people speech from Gordon Brown was nothing more than a soundbite.

There are 1.4 million EU wide jobs listed on the EURES website which is funded by the European Commission.
There are 800,000 UK Jobs also listed on that very site which is more than HALF of the jobs available in the WHOLE od the European Union member countries.

The EU Jobseekers can also claim up to £900 for "expenses" to cover travelling costs to get to interviews in the UK.

Employers and agencies that "employ" migrant workers are also eligible for a £1000 "bonus" for taking a non british worker on.

But alas a UK worker who wishes to work in Spain for example, does NOT qualify for the £900 travelling expenses.

The EU is totally one sided and is fundamentally flawed, some of the member states could NEVER compete with strong economies such as ours and Germany, their sole aim is to "redistribute" the wealth from the strongest EU economies to some of the poorest, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania to name but a few.

We have one the largest amounts of Migrant workers in the whole of the EU here in the UK, Whilst Germany and France have the lowest.

Do you think this is a coincidence?

Germany and France were the biggest influence in the setting up of the EU, they also have strong Engineering/manufacturing and agricultural backgrounds which entitle them to massive subsidies, subsidies that UK taxpayers have paid BILLIONS into, but we get very little back by means of EU investment.

Flawed, one sided, out of touch and only interested in themselves.

We need to wrestle our powers back from the EU before its too late, this will never happen in my lifetime though.

Next year will see probable one MILLION people (est) arrive on our shores to live and work here putting all public services, schools, housing and jobs at breaking point, we can not sit idly and let this happen.

Its about time that people woke up and realised the true effects of our membership of the EU.

Reply Posted by andy on Wednesday August 14 2013 at 18:16
it dunt matter wot u say. we can,t do owt abart tit. we r over run with polish.

Reply Posted by Dave on Wednesday August 14 2013 at 18:21
Completely agree Stevo.

Reply Posted by DISGRUNTLED on Wednesday August 14 2013 at 18:40
got to be local people that don't drive. got no buses there mr sixsmith. OH you already know that. MR SIXSMITH,MRS BROOKES,MRS NOBLE.

Reply Posted by Rog on Wednesday August 14 2013 at 19:09
Zero hours contracts anyone?

Reply Posted by sarah on Wednesday August 14 2013 at 19:54
too true stevo they say one thing and then do the same old thing. Trouble with people round here is that their parents have brought them up saying the sun shines out of labours rear end and they are fantastic they have never been out of the village to experience different places so they dont know things can be better if we start to change things. I moved up here nearly 20 yrs ago and if I was a boss and these people were in my employment they would have been sacked many years ago due to being lazy unreliable and just plain greedy.

Reply Posted by Beep Beep on Thursday August 15 2013 at 16:56
yes but when I say anything about locals being lazy and unreliable everyone jumps down my throat, yet when Sarah says it or Stevo then it is ok?

Thing is many of the local people of villages like Grimethorpe and Goldthorpe are unreliable and many refuse to work. Fact.

BTW Stevo who may or may not live in Cawthorne, you try to argue both sides and do both badly.

Reply Posted by Stevo on Thursday August 15 2013 at 20:00
Ooh seem to have struck a chord with you yet again (Grim).

Think is I look at things from the working mans perspective and personal experiences of trying to, and finding work in Barnsley.
Usually the people that moan at me for moaning about Eastern Europeans are people that have never had to run the gauntlet of trying to compete for positions of work against said Eastern European Migrant workers or the discriminatory employers and employment agencies that solely employ Eastern Europeans.

Yes it is a fact of life that there are many unreliable and down right lazy people that just do not want to work, but they are victims of a very generous benefits system that allows them to earn more on benefits than they would in work.
Of course this is morally and fundamentally wrong and personally I would put us in line with other EU countries such as Portugal, whereby the benefit recipient receives 6 months unemployment benefit then they are on their own.

However, the current employment "situation" and the minimum wage is fundamentally flawed, I know you love my statistics so here's a few for you:

Only 1 in four Top Companies pay tax.
The Tax Payer (me) subsidises the profits of big business to the tune of 31 BILLION pounds a YEAR!
1 in 8 workers in the UK have to have their wages topped up by Working Tax Credits to keep them off the breadline.

Working Tax credits is THE biggest growing benefits over the last decade.

All Benefits account for 1% of the UK's GDP.

There are now 1,000,000 (est) UK workers on Zero Hours contracts

Common sense dictates that if the minimum wage was a more respectable £9 ah hour, then people would not have to rely on the state to "top up" their slave labour wages and if the unemployed were persuaded to take a job at the reasonable rate of £9 an hour then the economy and unemployment statistics would look better as a result.

Unfortunately the jobs are just not there are 1.2 million migrants that have taken them, whether you or me like it or not.

The minimum wage is an absolute insult to the people who were born and bread in this country and the companies that pay the MW are profiteers at best, at worst those companies that only pay the MW are tantamount to slave traders.

Here's yet more stats for you to digest:

Sports Direct is one of, if not the biggest profiteer of the minimum wage and exclusively employs its 11 THOUSAND employees on zero hours contracts.
No Holiday Pay
No Pensions
No Maternity or Paternity pay

Sports Direct have just announced a jump in profits of 40%

Get my drift?
Need I go on?

Go on then here's some more employers that employ on Zero Hours:

Zero-hour contracts are used extensively in the private, non-profit, and public sectors in the United Kingdom. Sports Direct, a retailer, has 90% of its workers on zero-hour contracts while J D Wetherspoon, a pub chain, has 80%. Cineworld, a large cinema chain, also uses the contracts.

90% of McDonald's workforce in the UK - 82,000 staff members - are employed on a zero-hour contract. According to a McDonald's spokesperson all work is scheduled in advance with no employees being "on call" and meets the needs of workers who desire or need a flexible schedule.

A major franchisee of Subway also uses the contracts:


The company has no duty to provide you with work. Your hours of work are not predetermined and will be notified to you on a weekly basis as soon as is reasonably practicable in advance by your store manager. The company has the right to require you to work varied or extended hours from time to time.

The Subway workers are required a condition of employment to waive their rights to limit their workweek to 48 hours.

Burger King franchisees and Domino's Pizza operations in the UK extensively use zero-hour contracts.

The Spirit Pub Company has 16,000 staff on zero-hour contracts; Boots UK has 4,000.

Buckingham Palace, which employs 350 seasonal summer workers, also uses them.The National Trust, a non profit organization which manages extensive historic sites and nature preserves in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, which must deal with variable weather, uses zero-hour contracts but at the same benefits and pay as permanent employees. The Tate Galleries also use zero-hour contracts.

The Workplace Employment Relations Survey conducted by the government of the UK in 2004 and 2011 shows that the proportion of workplaces that have some employees on zero-hours contracts has increased from 4% in 2004 to 8% in 2011. The survey found that larger companies are more likely to use zero-hours contracts. 23% of workplaces that have 100 or more employees used zero-hours contracts in 2011, compared to 11% of those with 50-99 employees and 6% of those with fewer than 50 employees.

As you may have guessed I like my statistics and am fully conversant in Statistical Process Control (SPC) do you even know what SPC IS?

I argue both sides very well thank you very much and always back myself up with my beloved stastics.