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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Special 'training' session for private equity firm's migrant worker staff was actually deportation session

Wembley Matters blogger Martin Francis reports:

Solidarity with deported Byron Burger workers -demonstration Monday

From a group of campaigns and organisations acting in solidarity with Byron Burger workers


SOLIDARITY DEMONSTRATION MONDAY AUGUST 1ST 6.30PM OUTSIDE BYRON HOLBORN, 114 HIGH HOLBORN, CLOSE TO HOLBORN TUBE.

Last week, the Spanish language publication El Ibérico reported that on the evening of July 4th, the private equity fund* owned Byron burgers chain brought a large number of their migrant worker staff members to special 'training' session across 15 Byron restaurants in London.

When they arrived, immigration police were waiting for them and a reported 50 were arrested and deported. A further 150 managed to avoid deportation and are in hiding acording to the source.

Those deported were mostly Latin American workers. It is not clear what kind of shock and hardship their families in London are now experiencing, or whether the workers were paid their wages or any monies owed by the company.

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