The Tories’ Brexit Immigration Bill is set to exclude workers from the EU unless they have a job in advance at over £30,000, or come for a specific job only for twelve months.
In the second case, workers will be banned from reapplying until another year has passed. In other words, obstacles will be built to those migrant workers settling, integrating, and organising in the labour movement.
This Brexit Bill is an anti-migrant charter, and a cheap labour, union-busting charter. Despite all the conflicts over the Brexit deal, there is almost no Tory revolt over this Immigration Bill. And, last time it came to Parliament, on 28 January, the Labour front bench advocated abstaining on the Bill, until at the last minute labour movement protest pushed it into voting against. The Bill comes back to Parliament on 7 March.
The Labour Campaign for Free Movement, with others, is organising a Day of Action against the Bill on Friday 1 March. Some of the times and places for action: • Windrush Sq, Brixton, south London, at 6pm. • Bonn Square, Oxford, at 2 p.m. • Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths University, London SE14 6NW, ar 5:30pm (organised by Lewisham Deptford CLP) • Birmingham city centre, at 3 p.m • Sheffield Town Hall, at 5.30 p.m • the Market Square, Nottingham, at 5.30 p.m • Stevenage Railway Station, at 5.30 p.m (Stevenage Momentum) • Birmingham city centre, at 3 p.m.
Up-to-date details here