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Migrant worker myths ‘quashed’ in new leaflet

A number of trade councils in Cambridgeshire have joined forces in a concerted effort to distribute 20,000 leaflets in a campaign that will attempt to dispel “dangerous myths” about the impact of migrant workers in the UK.

The Cambridge Trades Union Council (TUC) announced to Cambridge News that it was beginning to distribute flyers as a response to hearing a number of theories on how immigration is hurting British business and employment.

The new leaflets are to be backed by a website and both will highlight the dangers of blaming migrants for loss of benefits entitlement, a lack of jobs and countless other gripes.

Secretary of the Cambridge and District TUC Tom Woodcock said that it was “extremely dangerous” to blame migrants for regularly-cited social and economic problems, and instead reaffirmed his belief that the real cause of inequality lay at the door of bankers and other rich individuals.

He continued: “We are urging all workers to join a trade union and fight for better wages and conditions for all. That means investment in jobs, council housing, schools and hospitals. To do this we need to stop scapegoating migrants and collect the tax avoided and evaded by big business and stop writing endless blank cheques to bankers.”

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