Sum­mer job prison dan­ger for Brits on hol­i­day abroad

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY NIGEL NEL­SON Po­lit­i­cal Edi­tor

YOUNG Brits head­ing to Ma­jorca for the sum­mer are be­ing warned some pop­u­lar jobs could land them in prison.

Bor­der Force of­fi­cers will to­day be­gin a month-long cam­paign telling trav­ellers not to be tempted into off-the­books bar work or roles as night­club meeters and greeters.

For­eign Of­fice fig­ures show 80 per cent of young Brits jailed on the Span­ish hol­i­day is­land had been smooth-talked into tak­ing jobs that are un­of­fi­cial, mak­ing them il­le­gal.

Im­mi­gra­tion min­is­ter Caro­line Nokes said: “The dream of sum­mer sun can be turned into a night­mare by un­scrupu­lous em­ploy­ers.” Many of the roles end up in­volv­ing long hours for low pay and lousy ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Brits are urged to get proper con­tracts and not let bosses take their pass­port. Mod­ern slav­ery char­ity Un­seen is

back­ing the cam­paign.

WARN­ING Min­is­ter Ms Nokes

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