As Nick points out, the demands that Belboid cites are a new, and positive, development. As I understand it, the events outside Unite's offices were not "counter-protests against the strikes" and were called by the Campaign Against Immigration Controls (which the AWL participates in), not by random "AWL members". There have been none of what Mark P refers to as "AWL counter-protests".
Mark P's and Belboid's sectarian bullishness is disgraceful; at least Tom's trying to work through the issues. If I was a migrant worker, I think I'd be feeling incredibly threatened and got at by the strikewave. We have as much of a responsibility to have a "dialogue" with them as we do with the strikers.