TUC to offer advice to migrant workers

The trade union movement will be running advice surgeries for migrant workers as part of this year’s TUC Congress in Brighton next month.

The sessions will offer advice to local migrant workers wanting to find out more about of employment-related issues such as contracts, dismissals, unpaid wages, and holiday entitlements.

TUC and trade union experts will run the sessions daily with assistance on certain days from interpreters.

General secretary Brendan Barber said: “Too often employers are trying to get away with denying migrant workers their rights or exploiting them.

Some are trying to drive a wedge between these new workers and their British colleagues by employing them on less preferable terms and conditions.

“Employers should understand that they will not get away with poor practices for ever. Migrant workers will find better jobs rather than face exploitation and unions will take on the worst offenders.”

The congress runs from 12 September.

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