Julia Rapkin

Defending migrant workers - Hands off my workmate!

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Migrant workers are no longer a marginal part of the workforce in Britain or simply a "reserve army of labour".

Migrants now hold more than one in 12 jobs in Britain - more than double the rate of 1997. They are an integral part of the British economy, albeit in many cases part of the "flexible labour market". They can be shifted between workplaces undermining decent working conditions, unless union activists make a conscious effort to integrate them into our ranks.

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