Migrant workers

  • Key facts

    Migrant workers working in the UK should receive equal pay to British workers doing the same job and must be paid at least the national minimum wage. They are protected by UK employment laws.

    • Migrant workers are entitled to be paid equally to British workers
    • Legal migrant workers have the same rights as British workers
    • All migrant workers must register for a national insurance (NI) number when they start work.
  • Help for migrant workers

    If you’re a UNISON member and a migrant worker from a country outside the European Union and need advice on immigration issues related to your work situation and right to work in the UK then get in touch on 0800 0 857 857.

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The information contained within this article is not a complete or final statement of the law and is based on the laws of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. While UNISON has sought to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date, it is not responsible and will not be held liable for any inaccuracies and their consequences, including any loss arising from relying on this information. If you are a UNISON member with a legal problem, please contact your branch or region as soon as possible for advice.