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. On March 18th, let’s make the Stand Up To Racism demonstration for UN Anti-Racism Day the biggest yet, to show that Theresa May does not speak for us when she blames migrants and refugees for the problems cause by austerity and the financial crisis, and that we are united against racism. Top musicians have joined the call
To support UN Anti-Racism Day, demonstrations will also be taking place in Glasgow, Cardiff, Amsterdam, Athens, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Copenhagen and Warsaw on Saturday 18 March.
Assemble 12 noon : (BBC) Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
March followed by a rally at Parliament Square
Information on transport to the M18 Demo can be found at http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/transport-m18-national-demo/
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