The movement of peoples has been a feature of European history for millennia. Post industrial revolution, these migrations have had a marked economic motivation with labour seeking new employment in areas of concentrated wealth. Yet recently declaring multi-culturism as a failure, David Cameron held a mirror to the resurgent sense of "the outsider" as a feature in the public psyche. New workers here in Ireland and Britain are viewed by many suspiciously and as competition in the market for jobs and services.
The Independent Workers Union alongside the University of Aberdeen interviewed today's migrant workers here in the north and produced a film with booklet that allows us, the descendants of earlier migrations to hear their motivations for traveling here and the felt experiences of their new society. Filmed and produced by the Creative Workers Co-operative
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