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'So far, we have observed the drive towards the extension of the working day, and the werewolf-like hunger for surplus labour, in an area where capital’s monstrous outrages, unsurpassed, according to an English bourgeois economist, by the cruelties of the Spaniards to the American red-skins.' Karl Marx Capital Vol. 1

Ethnic minorities make up a big part of the migrant work force and often fill low paid, low skill or temporary positions, despite often being educated and substantially skilled workers like teachers and accountants in their country of origin. They come here for many reasons but low wages, high unemployment and scarce job opportunities in their country of origin are the usual culprits.