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Slipping through the net

Polish workers moving to Scotland are at risk of exploitation by employers because most have only basic English skills, even several years after arriving in the country, and many are not registering with the home office.

The largest study undertaken into the lifestyles of some of the 86,000 poles who have moved to Scotland in the past three years suggests that almost half are unable to communicate in English.

Support services for migrant workers across Scotland are overstretched. While many Poles turn to the Catholic Church to make friends, some travel 60 to 90 miles from Glasgow and Edinburgh to seek help from a Dundee drop-in centre.

• Full story at the Sunday Herald.

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