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Aberdeen City Council (2013) Migrant workers in Aberdeen City and Shire This document produced by Aberdeen City Council is designed to provide up to date information primarily for local council services and Community Planning partners to assist with policy development and service delivery. The document includes indicatory data on inward migration flows of migrant workers to the area, and incorporates data such as country of origin and comparative data on registrations compared with elsewhere in Scotland. In addition, the document also includes the locations of migrant workers within Aberdeen, and draws upon information gathered from National Insurance Number allocations to overseas nationals via the Department of Work and Pensions and the annual Pupils in Scotland Census – which details pupils whose main home language is not English. The analysis shows Aberdeen to be the third highest area for numbers of registered migrant workers behind only Edinburgh and Glasgow, with Aberdeenshire found to be the sixth highest. Read More Visit site Free Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City Public sector
McKenna (2006) Equality in Moray: Research into equalities policy and practice This study explores issues of policy and practice related to gender, disability and race equalities within Moray. It provides a considerable amount of detail on access to employment and the service needs of Moray’s established minority ethnic communities and new migrants. The study analyses findings within the context of regional racial equality policy objectives. The analysis examines reported incidents of racism, consultations with minority ethnic communities, interviews with migrant workers and a public survey conducted via the Moray Citizens Panel. The report underlines the increasing diversity of Moray’s population, identifying new migrant communities such as Polish, Portuguese and the particular Russian language translation needs of Latvian Russian speakers. Part of the research process involved reaching out to the local Chinese community, which as Moray’s largest established minority, had not previously been involved in any community planning process. Read More Visit site Free Moray Public sector
Weedon et al. (2011) Skills for Scotland: Learning in and for businesses Weedon et al. (2011) report their findings following examination of initiatives aimed at improving the skills of Scotland’s workforce. One of the key research partners (a trade union) was involved in the facilitation of English language learning for migrant workers and it was found that such organisations can offer opportunities for learning. Such institutions can also play a potentially pivotal role in supporting migrant learners in the workplace. The report also identified challenges associated with the delivery of such programmes, particularly to workers with few, or no, qualifications. The issue of encouraging learner engagement is also considered. The development of an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) strategy was driven by the need for policies to aid the economic and social integration of recent arrivals whose first language was not English. This strategy was needed in view of increased immigration to Scotland (predominantly from within the EU). This study underlines the importance of learning English for use in the workplace and, of developing an ESOL strategy that reflects this. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Academic research