What impact does the engaging of foreign workers have on the construction and organisation of London Olympic Sites ahead of 2012?
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This research project is to explore the extent to which foreign workers impact on the UK labour market. The research focuses on the construction and building industries within the UK, with particular emphasis on the construction and organisation of the London Olympic sites ahead of 2012. This research concentrates on determining whether foreign workers bring with them the skills, competences and determination to do the jobs that British workers are lacking or unwilling to do; or does their arrivals at the Olympic construction sites result in frustrations, lower wages and recruitment discrimination for the locals within the UK. The research will also attempt to categorise and distinguish the differences between foreign and local workers within the UK according to EU law and different UK government departments.
Table of Content
CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION:1
Why the research important?1
CHAPTER II: LITERATURE REVIEW3
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) the main 2012 Olympic organisation body:8
The government (the UK Border Agency):9
IoD member's comparison between the performances of their migrant workers with the local workforce:14
CHAPTER III: RESEARCH AND STRATEGY METHODS:16
CHAPTER IV FINDINGS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION23
Advantages and disadvantages of foreign workers28
THE SURVEY RESULT:29
Self administrative questionnaires:29
Interview administrative questionnaires:32
CHAPTER V: CONCLUSION38
This research project is to discover the impact of foreign workers on the UK labour force market, with particular reference to the organisation of the London 2012 Olympics. The project research will begin with reviewing the literature of specific key issues relating to the research question. First the research will start by discovering the impacts of foreign workers on the overall UK labour market. Secondly, the research will review and evaluate the Olympic Delivery Authority's (ODA) views, statements and decisions that made in regard to the organisation and completion of 2012 Olympic Sites with view to discovering whether the winning bid of London Olympics has created more job opportunities for the locals as ...