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Migrant workers


'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

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.

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