Galvanisers wanted: post-Brexit worker shortages strain UK employers

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By David Milliken TELFORD, England (Reuters) – British manufacturing firm Corbetts the Galvanizers used to rely on a stream of workers from Poland and Romania to fill its shop floor, where steel is dipped into a long vat of molten zinc at temperatures of around 450°C (842°F). But after Brexit and COVID-19, it is resorting to everything from 500-pound ($602) starting bonuses to free fish and chips to entice local workers who shy away from the often gruelling work. Britain’s labour shortages, and the pressure they are putting on pay, are a major worry for employers and for the Bank of England as…

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