Low-Paid EU Migrant Workers

The House, the Street, the Town

This unique research paints a vivid picture of migrant workers’ experiences during the turbulent times of Brexit and COVID-19. Based on longitudinal research, it explores their legal struggles around employment, housing, welfare and health and sheds much-needed light on the crucial role of NGOs helping migrants navigate them.

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This book offers an in-depth exploration of the lives of EU migrant workers in the UK following Brexit and COVID-19.

Drawing on a longitudinal study, the book delves into the legal problems migrant workers face and sheds much-needed light on the hidden interactions between the law and communities around issues such as employment, housing, welfare and health. Through personal narratives and insights gathered from interviews, it reveals how (clustered) legal problems arise, are resolved and often bypass formal legal resolution pathways.

This is an invaluable resource that provides a rich picture of everyday life for migrant workers in the UK and highlights the vital role of NGOs working to support them.

Catherine Barnard is Professor of European and Employment Law at the University of Cambridge.

Fiona Costello is Research Associate at the University of Cambridge.

Sarah Fraser Butlin is Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and Barrister at Cloisters Chambers.

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