Thanks for the replies guys and for the show of support for my daughter, much appreciated.
I just have to post this, I live local to the Sports Direct warehouse at Shirebrook in Mansfield, I live just a couple of miles away.
A young Eastern European woman gave birth to a baby boy in a warehouse toilet, and allegedly abandoned it there. Anyway, have a read:
A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of willful neglect after a baby boy was born in the toilets of a retail warehouse.
She was arrested on the evening of Saturday, January 4 after police were called to a Sports Direct distribution centre in Shirebrook.
The mother is believed to be in her mid 20s and of Eastern European origin.
A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “Police were called by the ambulance service at around 11.15pm on January 1st to reports of the birth of a baby
in unusual circumstances at a business premises in Shirebrook.
“Officers are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the birth.”
Sports Direct have not released a comment.
As I said, I live pretty close to this place, and this news sparked outrage on a local community Facebook page after it was released. People were
saying terrible things about this woman for apparently abandoning her new born baby, despite the lack of information surrounding the incident.
On the Facebook page, there was a comment from a foreign guy who had been working with this lady at Sports Direct, but what he had to say is
He said that the warehouse workers, of whom are 80% foreign and the rest Brits, are employed by Blue Arrow Recruitment Agency. He said they were all
working alongside this lady who was obviously in advanced pregnancy, when she began to have labour pains. She went to the warehouse supervisor and
told him she had started labour and needed help, but the supervisor shouted at her and told her that if she left the warehouse premises, she would not
be paid and she would also lose her job.
He said they are forced to work 12+ hours each shift and not permitted any breaks except for a half hour lunch break.
The guy also added in a comment that the woman was terrified of losing her job, so she obeyed meekly and without a word when ordered back to work. He
said that's why she went into the toilets and gave birth in there, alone.
The guy making the comments was so angry because bosses are trying to say this lady just dumped her new baby without a thought, and said all the
workforce there were furious at being treated like slaves. He said Blue Arrow Recruitment immediately denied knowing who the woman is and tried to say
she was a customer and not a worker. But all Blue Arrow workers sent Sports Direct can only clock in work with their thumbprint, and customers would
not be able to access the actual workers area.
He also added (and this is really just a rumour) that Sports Direct bosses had later approached the lady in hospital and secretly offered her an
amount of money.
I have to say, and there are many more local people saying the same thing, that this story sounds like recruitment agencies and company bosses which
use them, are guilty of seriously neglecting foreign workers and are getting away with it because foreigners are terrified of losing their jobs, which
they are constantly threatened with if they cause problems and don't tow the line.
There is no update as yet to this news, and bosses at Sports Direct have made no comment so far. A police investigation is underway.
I am shocked and appalled that in UK 2014 AD, human beings are being treated worse than animals in the workplace. And it confirms to me why British
companies prefer to use foreign workers over Brits, because there's no way any Brit would tolerate this sort of treatment and would kick all Holy hell
up if they were ordered back to work whilst in labour. Foreigners have no idea they don't have to work in an advanced state of pregnancy if they
choose, and bosses are not informing them either. It's all conducted in secrecy and no-one has dared to say a word in public for fear of losing their
jobs. So the slave situation is continuing behind a veil of secrecy because bosses know they are wrong.
What the hell has happened to our country? We have no workers rights any more, not allowed to air our grievances or you're fired. No more Industrial
Tribunals for unfair dismissals unless you pay up front for it, and who can afford that when your pay is £6 an hour before taxes?
I am totally ashamed of our Nazi government, ashamed that there is no respect for working people any longer.
If this disgusting, corrupt, self-serving, shower of a government wins the next election I hope there will be riots in this country. I'm 56 years old
but I will be on the front line with the rest of them to boot these apologies for humans out of Parliament. They'll need to have my boot surgically
removed from up their arses and my fists from their earholes, for sure.
Why are we waiting for the next election before we eff the tories off for good? Why can't we all just turn up and haul these criminal MP's out by the
scruff of their fat necks? I hate what this country has become, it's the pits without a doubt.
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