Socialist Worker

Migrant workers

by Paul Jenkins
Issue No. 1924

A BENEFIT night to commemorate the Chinese cocklers who died on Morecambe Bay in February this year was packed out on Thursday of last week.

Not everyone was able to get in to see the writers, musicians and poets perform in Ulverston, Cumbria.

There were strong speeches from campaign members, which included a call for a public inquiry, and support was built for the campaign for justice.

Despite the local press’s attempts to sow racist divisions, both English and Chinese fishermen came to support the event.

It is clear there is good support from local people for the cocklers. Campaigners are determined to build on that mood, and highlight the plight of migrant workers.

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Sat 23 Oct 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1924
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