Fighting for Anti-Racist workplaces – trade union conference hosted by Stand Up To Racism and TUC

4 February 2023 10:00am–3:00pm

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Event title: Fighting for antiracist workplaces – Stand Up To Racism  and TUC Trade Union Conference
Date: Saturday 4 Feb, 11am – 4pm, a hybrid event taking place physically in central London and online
📣 SPEAKERS so far confirmed include:
Kevin Courtney NEU general secretary
Mark Serwotka PCS general secretary
Kudsia Batool TUC Head of Equalities
Margaret Greer Unison National Equality Officer
Harish Patel Unite National Officer for Equalities
Matt Wrack FBU general secretary
Mick Whelan ASLEF general secretary
Sarah Woolley BFAWU general secretary
Juliana Ojinnaka UCU Black Members Committee Chair
Amarjite Singh CWU NEC & Wales TUC
Taranjit Chana GMB Race
Daniel Kebede NEU national officer & others

The Sunak government is set to continue the Tories assault on working people. But resistance is growing, with the biggest wave of strikes for years.

The government wants to break our unity on the picket line. That’s why it is attempting to stir up racism and scapegoating with its ‘Rwanda Plan’ to offshore asylum seekers and its Nationality and Borders Act threatening the citizenship rights of up to 6 million people.

They have denied the existence of institutional racism despite the disproportionate deaths amongst black workers and communities during the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing examples such as the Child Q case and the recent police shooting of Chris Kaba.

The racist rhetoric they use is in danger of opening the door for the Far Right, just as we’ve seen in Europe where the fascist Meloni and her Brothers of Italy have gone from nowhere to the centre of government and where the Swedish Democrats and the fascist Le Pen’s National Rally in France have made electoral breakthroughs.

Trade unions are a crucial bulwark against attempts to divide and rule us.

If we are to maintain unity within our movement we can’t allow working people to be divided.

The conference will examine strategies to oppose racism in our workplaces, defend all working people from discrimination and scapegoating and oppose the growth of the racist and fascist right