Stand Up to Racism events, UK

Stand Up to Racism National Trade Union Conference

Take the anti-racist message into the workplace!

Saturday 10 February 2018

Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD

Supported by the TUC, Unite, Unison, ASLEF, BFAWU, CWU, FBU, NEU (NUT section), UCU, London South and East TUC (SERTUC) and Midlands TUC

Facebook event here. 

Register here 

 

Workshops include:

• Challenging migrant charges in the NHS
• Educating against hate in our schools and colleges
• Solidarity with refugees
• Organising migrant workers
• Brexit and the free movement of labour: tackling the myths about immigration
• Fighting Islamophobia and institutional racism
• A briefing on the Football Lads Alliance

Speakers include:

Margaret Greer Unison national equalities officer; Claude Moraes Labour MEP; Mark Rowe FBU North West secretary; Lee Barron Midlands TUC regional secretary; Clare Moseley Care4Calais; Wilf Sullivan TUC race equality officer; Weyman Bennett Stand Up To Racism joint convenor

The Tories are trying to use EU nationals as bargaining chips in Brexit negotiations. Migrant workers, refugees and Muslims are constantly being scapegoated by politicians and the right wing press. We are repeatedly told that migrants and refugees are to blame for undermining wages and overstretching public services when in reality austerity is to blame.

Black and Asian people face constant discrimination in employment and the everyday reality of institutional racism. Working class communities must stand united together. But the Tories, much of the media, UKIP and the far right have all set out to divide us.

The trade unions are the bedrock of the anti-racist movement. We want to build on the great work that the trade unions are doing. Come to the conference and join in the debate about how we give confidence to anti-racists in every workplace.

For local transport see here or contact your local group

 

NHS in crisis: Fix it now! 

Join our “Migrants Make our NHS” bloc

Saturday 3 February

Facebook event here

Meet us from 11am at the Stand Up To Racism gazebo at Gower St, WC1E, by Euston Square tube station

If you can help on the day please email info@standuptoracism.org.uk 

On Saturday 3 February tens of thousands of people will take to the streets to oppose the Tories handling of the crisis in our NHS. Racism has been at the heart of the Tories and the right wing press explanation for this crisis.

They say it’s health tourism, refugees and migrants who have overburdened the health service. The Guardian newspaper exposed this week that Tory immigration rules even preventing urgently needed doctors practicing in the NHS.

We know that migrants helped to build our NHS and that those who keep our health service running in these difficult times come from all over the world. It’s Tory cuts that are to blame for the crisis not migrants!

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