The Unite union said that protestors were concerned about foreign workers being used to undercut the wages of local workers.
Unite supports the Labour party. Ed Miliband has said a clear “no” to a referendum on our membership of the EU.
Unite also supports our membership of the EU. It is hypocritical of them to complain about the effect of foreign workers on wage rates, because nothing can be done about this problem while we remain inside the European Union.
UKIP supports controlled immigration on a points based system such as that used in Australia, not an open door policy which has led to wage deflation for manual workers. If Unite was really concerned about their workers on Teesside, they’d be campaigning for the same policy.
This letter was printed in the Northern Echo on 26th February.