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EU lorry drivers will not help Britain ease its fuel crisis, union says

Official from Dutch-based FNV criticises visa plan as ‘dead end’ due to poor working conditions

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HGV drivers from the European Union will not come to the UK on short-term contracts to ease the fuel crisis under government proposals announced at the weekend due to poor working conditions in the industry, a union official in Europe has warned.

“The EU workers we speak to will not go to the UK for a short-term visa to help the UK out of the shit they created themselves,” said Edwin Atema, the head of research and enforcement at the Netherlands-based FNV union, which represents drivers across the bloc.

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