UK, Portugal: Unions renew cooperation agreement to protect migrant workers

A cooperation protocol has been renewed to help protect thousands of Portuguese workers coming to the UK due to high unemployment in their own country.

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the General Confederation of Portuguese Workers – National Trades Union (CGTP-IN) signed the agreement in August 2014. As well as helping to protect the rights of migrant workers, the agreement will also help to prevent undercutting of existing workers’ wages.

The agreement, also covering Portuguese speakers from non-European countries such as Brazil, will help unions to recruit and represent the workers so they can enforce their rights. The protocol is available in English and Portuguese on the TUC website.

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