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 are working with Stand up to Racism to organise a mobilising event for the 18 March UN Day rally against Racism. The event will provide an opportunity for activists to discuss how they can help organise people to attend the demonstration and discuss some of the issues relating to racism and xenophobia that they are dealing with in their workplaces and communities.
The conference will discuss how to:
- Defend our EU workmates and make sure their rights are maintained after Brexit.
- Oppose attempts to blame migrants for falling wages and the slashing of our public services.
- Arm trade union activists with the arguments they need to defeat racist ideas in the workplaces.
- Build the biggest possible turn out by trade unionists on the Stand Up To Racism demos in London and Glasgow (backed by the TUC) on 18 March 2017.
Join us 12pm on Saturday 4th February for the Stand Up To Racism Trade Union.
Register for conference here:
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