HATE to bring up the B word again but it seems that Brexit and the pandemic have both contributed to this staff shortage at airports.
The final Brexit date was January 2020 and the pandemic kicked in for real in march 2020.
Likely as not many low paid jobs at airports were taken by European workers especially as those airports were points of entry for many of those workers. So, the workers that left due to Brexit went unnoticed because the pandemic kicked in and for two years they were not missed. Until now!
I am sure that these businesses were glad to see their workers leave or be sacked even during the pandemic but they should have been just as keen to recruit more staff. Perhaps P&O ferries have now beat the airports to the cheap workers that were left further compounding the problems and further confirming UK businesses’ attitude to UK workers despite Brexit.
It just goes to show really that business cannot save even its own skin never mind looking after the public good and that Brexit is proving to be a continual thorn in our sides.
Paul Doughty, North Anston