The Guardian: Few demonstrators attend strike rally called by Polish migrant workers

(The Guardian) – A strike rally called by Poles living in the UK to highlight the contribution migrant workers make to the economy has met a subdued response, with journalists and British political activists outnumbering Poles.


As an umbrella group representing Poles in Britain criticised organised attempts to stage protests, only a dozen demonstrators attended the rally outside parliament – and fewer than half of those were Polish.

The proposed strike had been highlighted by the Polish Express newspaper, which hosted a Facebook campaign urging workers to down tools in unofficial strike action. Others, opposed to the strike, called for a mass donation of blood to the NHS instead to symbolise the contribution to the UK made by Poles.

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