Trade unions stand up for the rights of all workers, no matter where they come from, and have a long history of fighting against discrimination. These principles of equality and workers’ rights however have come under attack in the media and by politicians in recent times. Migrants are scapegoated for problems such as lack of decent jobs, low wages and services. This language, combined with the increasingly insecure conditions at work and cuts to services and benefits caused by austerity, has fuelled public concern about migration.
This interactive guide will take you through the key issues around migration and how you as a union rep can help support your colleagues. By completing this eNote you will:
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