A bus driver was ‘refused a job interview

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"Peter Kennedy applied for the position with Arriva after spotting an advert saying ‘EU bus drivers wanted’.

Initially, the fully qualified bus driver was invited for an interview – but the day before it was due to take place, the company contacted him to cancel it.

Mr Kennedy, 45, told Mail Online: ‘I’ve been looking for a job driving for ages, so was delighted when I saw the advert.

‘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.

Honest workers like me aren’t even getting a chance.’

He was prepared to move 150 miles from his home in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire to Watford for the job.

In the email sent from the company to Mr Kennedy, a response from an Arriva general manager was copied, and read: ‘The programme we have set up for the Romanians fills my requirement here at Watford.’

An Arriva spokesman said: ‘Arriva provides thousands of bus journeys every day to passengers across the UK.

‘We look for the best candidates from the UK and, from time to time, overseas, to provide these essential services.

‘We are proud to have an extremely diverse workforce and we welcome applications from anyone who is interested in a career with us, and who can demonstrate the right skills for the job.

‘Any candidates from overseas have to meet the same selection criteria as those of British residency, and they receive the same levels of pay and terms and conditions of employment.’"

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‘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.

Honest workers like me aren’t even getting a chance.’
Something doesn't sound right here; how do we know (a) what the advert actually said? and (b) how do we know Arriva filled their job hires w/in the bounds of the law? In addition - correct me if I'm wrong here - Britain at the moment is still part of the EU, so what's the problem again?
 
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