The 2016 TUC Congress expressed concern over the rise in racism following the vote to leave the European Union and called on the TUC to organise a trade union anti-racism march. The General Council decided that in order to maximise support for such a demonstration the TUC should support and co-ordinate trade union efforts to mobilise for the UN day match and rally which the TUC and trade unions have supported since its inception in 2012.
The TUC is working with Stand up to Racism to commemorate the International day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and to highlight the issues of racism and xenophobia that blight the lives of Britain Black and Minority Ethnic communities, migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers. The demonstration and rally takes place a week before the government aims to trigger negotiations to leave the EU. It is an opportunity for all those who believes that the future, whatever it is, should not be based on prejudice and bigotry to demonstrate that we will stand up against racism and xenophobia in all its forms and wherever we find it.
Assemble 12 noon,
Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
March followed by a rally at Trafalgar Square
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