While much of the mainstream media and governments portray migrant workers as a problem to be managed, the reality is very different. Migrant workers in most countries of the world live in fear of deportation, have less bargaining and organising rights than other workers, and subsequently have to endure lower wages and worse conditions. In some countries, this victimisation extends to physical brutality with many workers regularly beaten and killed
. The only way forward is for all workers, including migrant workers, to be organised in trade unions and fight together against the common enemy.