The Ilkeston Job Centre is using British tax money to advertise local jobs to “Polish speakers” only, an investigation by the Amber Valley British National Party has revealed.
“One of our local members reported a job advert in Ilkeston Job Centre which requires factory workers to speak Polish,” organiser Michael Clarke reported.
“When our Erewash organiser, Adrian Woods, got hold of the advertisement, he went straight to the Job Centre to complain,” Mr Clarke said.
The job advert is very clear in its aim. It reads:
“Job Titles: FACTORY LABOURER (POLISH SPEAKING)
Job Ref: IKE/12417
Location: ILKESTON, DERBYSHIRE
Hours: 5 DAYS (average per week)
Wage: MEETS NATIONAL MINIMIM WAGE
Pension: NO DETAILS HELD
Work Pattern: DAYS
Closing Day: 22/10/2010
Employer: OPTION X BUSINESS SUPPORT LTD
Description: This Vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Option X Business Support Ltd who are acting as an employment agency. Our Client is looking for Polish speaking labourers to work in a busy factory in the Ilkeston area.”
Mr Clarke compared the advertisement to a story which made national headlines a few months ago about an employment agency advertising for recruits who “speak English.”
That company was looking for cleaners who would be able to read the warning labels on the chemicals they would be using.
“There is nothing wrong with that you might presume, requiring British workers, working in Britain to be able to read instructions for the safe use of chemicals, written in English,” Mr Clarke said.
“But, in this 'wonderful age of equality', this advert had the loony leftists frothing, the even loonier liberals jumping up and down, screaming ‘waycist, waycist.’ The story even made its way onto the BBC and the mainstream media, forcing the advert to be withdrawn.
“But where is the hullabaloo surrounding the advert placed in local job centres for Polish speaking factory workers?” Mr Clarke asked.
“What chance have local people got in the job market when the very people who claim to be helping them into work (the job centres) allow these adverts in their premises?
“Perhaps the loony leftist liberals will want our schoolchildren to be taught Polish instead of French and German? Better that than admit their discrimination laws only work one way,” he said.
* The job centre hid the advertisement after being confronted by the BNP over the matter, but fortunately an alert member photographed it before it was taken down.
* Option X Business Support is based in Ilkeston and although the advertisement in the job centre expired last month, that company advertised “Polish speaking factory labourers required for local work” on their twitter account only a few days ago.