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Promoting workers’ rights and solidarity in the debate on EU migration

05 May 2016, By

Last month the TUC was involved in a roundtable organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung London office which discussed how to promote workers’ rights in the debate on EU migration. The event drew on the experiences of British and German unions, think tanks and community groups. In opening the event, Silke Breimaier, Project Manager at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung London office, said…

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Broad alliance must raise the alarm on new Immigration Bill

28 Nov 2015, By

The Immigration Bill is due to go through the Report stage and Third Reading in the House of Commons this Tuesday on 1st December. The Bill has emerged from the Public Bill Committee – to which the TUC submitted written evidence –  unfortunately still containing measures to criminalise workers, increase exploitation and discrimination in the…

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NO to Immigration Street – YES to Solidarity Street

05 Feb 2015, By

Last Saturday (31 January) the TUC migration campaign supported Southampton Communities Alliance colleagues at a ‘Stand Up For Southampton’ demonstration outside Channel 4 headquarters in London to protest against the channel’s plans to screen a documentary titled ‘Immigration Street’.

Spreading positive messages on migration on International Migrants Day

18 Dec 2014, By

Thursday 18 December is International Migrants Day, so it is appropriate that I inform you of the latest TUC project on migration. The TUC’s Migration Messaging Campaign began earlier this year to challenge the subject of scapegoating migrants for social and economic concerns in the media and toxic political rhetoric, by promoting progressive messages at…

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We need to get better at arguing over migration

03 Jan 2014, By

The big news of the season (after the weather: we’re British, after all!) has been the lifting of certain restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanians travelling to Britain to be employees (note, not ‘all restrictions’, and this doesn’t mean they haven’t been able to come to Britain to work: some of the reporting has been more…

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