Daily Media Round-Up

What the papers say: today’s round up of stories from the UK media touching on migration, migrant labour, trafficking and other immigration matters.

Asylum

HIV asylum seeker ‘used fake documents’

BBC News – ‎17 hours ago‎

The woman, who lived for several years in Belfast, is seeking to judicially review the decision to deport her by the UK Border Agency.

Cleric: Don’t imprison asylum kids

Morning Star Online – Paddy McGuffin – ‎16 hours ago‎

He said: “In the UK the value and potential of many children is denied through the continued practice of detaining children in immigration detention centres

Britain now tough on Zimbabwe asylum seekers

Zim Diaspora – ‎21 hours ago‎

BRITISH government officials says not all Zimbabwean claiming asylum in the UK need international protection and warned those not a risk that they are

Immigration

Mother awarded compensation for UK immigration detention mistake

GlobalVisas – Liam Clifford – ‎Feb 1, 2010‎

A Bolivian woman and her four children have been granted £100000 in compensation for their suffering after wrongly being held in a UK immigration detention

Migrant Labour

An open door for migrants to work on Olympics (while 200000 British builders …

Daily Mail – Steve Doughty – ‎Jan 9, 2010‎

A scheme to relax immigration laws to allow tens of thousands of unskilled workers to enter the country to build Olympic sites is being

Extra foreign workers being considered for Olympics

Telegraph.co.uk – ‎Jan 9, 2010‎

Research into whether large numbers of extra foreign workers are needed for the Olympic Games has been commissioned by Government immigration advisers.

Labour isn’t working, for UK workers

The Economic Voice – Jeff Taylor – ‎Jan 9, 2010‎

With the words of Alistair Darling ringing in our ears about forthcoming cuts and the possibility of a 30% reduction in funding for universities according

Power plant pay’rip-off’

Mirror.co.uk – ‎Jan 18, 2010‎

A power station where thousands demonstrated in favour of jobs for Britons was underpaying its foreign workers by more than £1000 a month, a report revealed

Union anger at Staythorpe power station workers’ pay gap

Times Online – Angela Jameson – ‎Jan 18, 2010‎

Italian construction workers building a power station in the East Midlands have been paid on average €1300 (£1140) a month less than their British

Italian firm CMN alleged to have undercut UK pay at Staythorpe plant

The Guardian – ‎Jan 18, 2010‎

Protesters calling on Alstom to give British workers fair access to construction jobs at Staythorpe power station last year. Photograph: Christopher Thomond

Row over ‘exploited’ power station staff

The Press Association – ‎Jan 18, 2010‎

A trade union is planning a protest demonstration in London after news Italian workers on a British power station project have been underpaid by over £1000

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