No, this is the bit that puzzles me:
May Ward died of multiple injuries after falling out of a sling her carers - from China and Bulgaria - were using to hoist her out of bed at Meppershall Care Home in Bedfordshire in August 2010.
Shasha Wei and Rumyana Ivanova, who have now left the country, had not been trained to use the new type of sling introduced to the home three months before, Hatfield Coroner's Court was told.It's this - if we question why we have such unemployment in this country yet we can import workers from the EU and China - China! - we will be told that this is a consequence of the low wages offered by the companies that run these homes, and that no-one here will get out of bed for that as it's not cost-effective and they cannot live on it. Hence the move from 'minimum wage' to the new demand for a 'living wage'.
But I'm puzzled. These two care workers will have had the same living costs as our home grown unemployed, won't they? The same food costs, the same rents, the same travel costs.
So...how is it viable for them and not the unemployed in the UK? What am I missing?
A Twitter conversation with Bella Gerens on this issue suggested there may be 'hidden' benefits available for certain types of work, but surely only to the EU national?