French firm defends UK passport jobs in Poland

The French firm which has won the contract to make the UK’s blue passports to replace the EU-burgundy colour says it is adhering to all labour laws after being accused of outsourcing the work to badly-treated, low-paid workers in Poland.

A spokesman for Thales,  which owns passport-maker Gemalto, said the factory it will use respects Polish health and safety rules and staff wellbeing is paramount.

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