UK's Labour Pledges to Tackle Exploitation of Migrant Workers

British opposition leader Ed Miliband said on Saturday that he would set up a new government unit to prosecute employers who exploit migrant workers if his Labour Party wins power in the national election on May 7.
In a major speech on immigration -- a widespread concern among Britons that has bolstered the anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party -- Miliband set out how Labour would try to ensure immigrants did not depress British wages.
He said in a speech in northwest England."We'll make it a criminal offence to undercut pay or conditions of local workers by exploiting migrant workers."
More than 600,000 people migrated to Britain in the 12 months to September, up from over half a million the year before, while average wages in Britain have failed to rise significantly despite falling unemployment.