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Migrant workers say—‘Don't blame us for low pay’

Migrant workers say—‘Dont blame us for low pay’ Politicians across the spectrum, from the Tories to Labour, accept the myth that migrants are to blame for lower wages. But striking migrant workers are pushing wages up

Theresa May shows Tory desperation with attack on migrant workers

Theresa May shows Tory desperation with attack on migrant workers Theresa May responded to her crumbling lead in the polls by returning to what she knows best. This morning, Wednesday, she lashed out at immigrant workers.

US Republicans lead the assault on healthcare with new repeal bill

US Republicans lead the assault on healthcare with new repeal bill Donald Trump’s US government is pushing through healthcare attacks, but mobilising on the streets can beat them back, reports Alistair Farrow

Thousands strike and march in the US for migrants’ rights on May Day

Thousands strike and march in the US for migrants’ rights on May Day The movement against Donald Trump’s crackdown on migrants leapt forward on Monday.

Unofficial action by migrant workers at London hospital beats back multinational

Unofficial action by migrant workers at London hospital beats back multinational Low paid migrant workers at an east London hospital have beat back privatising bosses with unofficial action. Now they’re raring to fight for more.

Donald Trump gets beaten on Obamacare as activists get set for new struggles

Donald Trump gets beaten on Obamacare as activists get set for new struggles Donald Trump has been defeated on one of his core election pledges to repeal Obamacare, and now activists are getting ready for further resistance

Go all out to build for the 18 March anti-racist demonstrations

14 March 2017
Stand up to Racism campaigners had a coordinated push last night, Thursday, to build the turnout for the 18 March demonstrations

Huge march for our NHS shows the fury against the Tories

07 March 2017
Over 200,000 joined a demonstration in London. It shows there's a mood to fight, and win

The intensive scare around ‘health tourism’ is helping the Tories kill the NHS

14 February 2017
It’s not migrants who are draining the NHS - and laws to deny them free care are costing lives

NHS workers oppose Tory clampdown on migrants

31 January 2017
Trade unionists in the NHS are building the anti-racist movement in response to new attacks on migrants who receive health care.

Striking cleaners take on KCL bosses

26 January 2017
Cleaners at Kings College London (KCL) began a 48-hour strike today, Thursday, in response to massive workloads and understaffing.

Harrods restaurant boss resigns after workers’ successful fight for tips

25 January 2017
Workers at the posh department store Harrods in London celebrated another victory this week.

'We support the free movement of labour' - trade unionists speak out

17 January 2017
Free movement of labour has become a key debate. Workers currently have the freedom to travel across the European Union (EU) under current rules.

Tories and privateers caused the chaos in the NHS, not migrants

17 January 2017
Nobody can seriously deny the crisis in the NHS. But some want to deflect the blame from the Tories and scapegoat migrants for the problems.

No to retreat on freedom of movement

10 January 2017
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn made a dangerous and serious concession to anti-migrant racism on Tuesday.

Slaving over the stoves of the rich... and you don’t even get the tips

03 January 2017
The scandalous theft of waiters’ service charges at posh Harrods is just the tip of the iceberg of how bosses make life in the kitchens hell, catering workers told Alistair Farrow

Setting the record straight on how migrants built NHS

15 November 2016
BBC documentary Black Nurses busts the myth that migrants drain our NHS, but it misses out the story of their collective struggle

The Sun wot made it up - peddling lies about migrants

21 October 2016
The hyped up media war on refugees escalated this morning, Friday, in a slightly bizarre way.

Fight to defend migrant rights

07 September 2016
Tory prime minister Theresa May could ban European Union (EU) migrants from coming to Britain unless they have a job. The family of a much-needed nurse, teacher or construction worker could be barred.

New Tory detainee plan - lock up kids and punish migrants with isolation

09 August 2016
New guidelines to detention centre guards will mean migrants can be kept in solitary confinement—even if it could kill them. It’s all part of a new onslaught, says Dave Sewell

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