Eastern European workers told to speak English at their place of work have complained that the policy is ‘unfair and discriminatory’.
The factory in Sheffield introduced the measures in order to stop tensions developing between English and non-English speaking workers.
However, the non-English speakers complained and will now be allowed to speak in their mother tongue so that their English colleagues cannot understand them. That’s bound to raise tensions.
It seems that in a battle between ‘isolated and intimidated’ English workers and their non-English speaking counterparts, the latter’s rights triumph.
(Image: Ged Carroll)