In the U.K. & elsewhere in Europe, are manual laborers having to work for a lot less since Eastern Europeans compete with them now?

since Polish and other Eastern Europeans started coming over and taking over manual labor jobs and other jobs now too? have many small business owners had to severely cut the amounts they charge?

how so and what about other sectors?

Update:

how do British people feel about it? why this has happened?

Update 2:

and since when started?

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  • 8 months ago
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    absolutely, yes. and the same in America with immigrants [legal and illegal] from Latin America

  • dj
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    With Brexit coming soon European immigrants in the UK are leaving 

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    As Farage pointed out - in circumstances where there is a glut of labour, the minimum wage swiftly becomes the maximum wage.

    That is now the case in much of the country, in both manual and office jobs.

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  • Orla C
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    8 months ago

    It's only because the employer offers the job at a lower rate of pay than most locals would accept. 

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    We have minimum wage in the U.K. everyone gets paid the same. In the last year many European workers have returned home.

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  • Zirp
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    8 months ago

    Here in the netherlands , some people have lost their jobs, or were forced to retire early, because the company they worked for hired people from countries like Poland or Romania.  Jobs that require language-knowledge are not affected.

    Of course, people from Poland or Romania need the money more than we cheeseheads who can fall back on social security do

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  • 8 months ago

    This does not just affect manual labourers. When Hungary joined the EU their computer programmers were being paid about 10% of their Western European counterparts.

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  • 8 months ago

    The UK has a minimum wage. No one can pay under 8.21 a hour.

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  • 8 months ago

    Short answer: No

    Slightly longer answer:Who's been feeding you this old boIIocks - yer avin a kin larf encha kid?

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