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Why Polish migrants decided to strike in the UK

On Thursday, Britain witnessed its first ever strike by migrants. It was called by a group of Polish immigrants who are pushing back at being blamed for Britain’s economic problems. The stoppage is a European version of the Great American Boycott of 2006, organized predominantly by Latin Americans in the U.S., who wanted to underline their importance to the country. The UK action was smaller than expected and split many members of the community as some Poles thought the action would do more harm than good. In the latest of his reports on migration in Europe, special correspondent Malcolm Brabant examines the relationship between the immigrant workers and the country they’d like to call home.

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