Affirmative action discrimination is moronic, but this is something else……
British bus driver ‘is refused a job interview for Arriva in Watford because he’s not ROMANIAN’ as the company is accused of exploiting foreign staff by providing them with cramped living conditions
- Peter Kennedy, 45, of Lincolnshire is a fully qualified bus driver
- Arriva advert read ‘EU bus drivers wanted’ for Watford-based job
- The married man had a job interview arranged but it was cancelled
- Manager said scheme ‘set up for Romanians had filled Watford jobs’
A British bus driver who applied for a job in Hertfordshire with a transport firm claims he was refused an interview because he is not Romanian.
Fully qualified bus driver Peter Kennedy, 45, of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, applied for a job with Arriva after seeing an advert saying ‘EU bus drivers wanted.’
The married man, who works for a delivery firm on a zero-hours contract, was prepared to move 150 miles south from his home to Watford.
Separately today, the company was also accused of exploiting its Romanian drivers by providing them with cramped living conditions.
Mr Kennedy had been invited for an interview – but the day before this was due to take place, he received an email from the bus firm to tell him their recruitment drive was only for Romanians.
‘I’ve been looking for a job driving for ages, so was delighted when I saw the advert,’ he said.
‘I was all set for the interview when they told me all the posts had been filled by Romanian drivers. It’s totally wrong if British workers aren’t able to apply for jobs in this country.’