A moving target: The informational needs of Polish migrant workers in Yorkshire and the Humber

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Fitzgerald, Ian (2008)
  • Publisher: Trades Union Congress
  • Subject: L400

The trade union movement is well aware that migration in its many forms is not new. However, the extent and scope of the recent accession of the A81 countries and in particular the Poles has caught many by surprise. Given this, information has often been at the forefront of these new migrants’ needs and this report, commissioned by the Yorkshire and the Humber regional TUC, details the informational needs of Polish migrant workers and highlights what is currently available. What has been found is that there are currently a growing number of sources of information for new migrants and in particular the Poles, too many in fact to detail. Instead examples have been given, and more importantly the methods of providing this information are discussed. In particular, those which have involved trade union engagement with Polish workers are highlighted.
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    Bill Adams  3. Contact with groups will mean engagement with some Polish community activists  and migrant workers who are seeking to work with other BME communities.  This  134  Walker,  D.  (2007)  Current  Responses  to  the  Needs  of  the  BME  Community  and  Routes  by  which  the  Public  Sector  can  be  Influenced,  York  and  North  Yorkshire  Multi‐agency  Black  Minority  and  Ethnic  Social  Inclusion Conference, 21 March 2007. 

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