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Migrant workers


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

Migrant workers win equal pay at Fawley oil refinery

27 July 2016
Striking migrant workers have won equal pay from bosses at Esso’s Fawley oil refinery near Southampton.

Reports round-up

19 July 2016
Brighton protest against NHS privatisation | Protest and strike call at St Barts hospital | Unite backs Stand Up to Racism | HMY Radford shop fitters build pay strike | South West Water workers pull plug on overtime | Two-day Capita pay strike hits services | Disabled people take on Capita | Migrant cleaners hold march | Protest for Prossie against deportation

Migrant workers strike because they get half the pay of others

14 July 2016
Migrant workers at Esso's Fawley oil refinery in Southampton struck today, Thursday, against bosses who pay them half as much as British workers.

Migrant workers die at Birmingham recycling site

12 July 2016
Five workers were killed when they were crushed by tonnes of concrete and scrap metal at a recycling plant last week.

It’s OK to bash migrants, says EU court

21 June 2016
European courts ruled last week that Britain’s government can restrict access to benefits for EU migrants. Meanwhile charity MSF will no longer accept funding from the EU in protest at its clampdown on refugees.

The rich, not migrants, are a drain on society

14 June 2016
Politicians have been scrambling to outbid each other in attacking migrants as the European Union (EU) referendum looms closer.

Solidarity with refugees as Tories pass racist immigration bill

17 May 2016
Britain’s draconian immigration controls were tightened last week with the passage of the Tories’ Immigration Act 2016.

Lexit campaign to put workers and migrants at heart of Europen Union debate

28 April 2016
 

Migrants against the EU

26 April 2016
European migrants in Britain told Tomáš Tengely-Evans why the European Union (EU) is not a friend of migrants and refugees—and why they say vote Leave

State murder: 400 feared drowned after EU and NATO close route to Greece

18 April 2016
As many as 400 people are feared to have drowned today, Monday, in the worst disaster of the refugee crisis this year.

We can turn the tide on the scapegoating of migrants

09 February 2016
Much of the media eagerly publicised the news that professor Angus Dalgleish was due to make a speech attacking migrants.

Union activists recruit Sports Direct workers

15 December 2015
Activists are organising to take on union-bashing Sports Direct bosses in Shirebrook, Derbyshire.

Tories lash out at migrant workers

01 September 2015
Not content with demonising refugees, Tory home secretary Theresa May has gone on the offensive against all migrants.

Migrants paid less on construction site

25 August 2015
Construction unions GMB, Unite and Ucatt are demanding construction consortium Sita Semcorp pay migrant workers nationally agreed rates.

A threat to migrants is a threat to us all

11 August 2015
When the Tories say they want to charge people not born in Britain for NHS care we know this can be the first step towards bringing in charging everyone.

As Cameron attacks Calais refugees, we say 'Let them in'

04 August 2015
Tories announce new clampdown as migrants die in Calais, reports Ken Olende

Sotheby’s auction house warned of escalation

04 August 2015
Supporters warn of more action after the reinstatement of only two out of the four victimised workers at Sotheby’s auction house in central London.

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