Event: Precarious Workers of the World Unite

19 September 2017 - 4:45pm
Event

Date: Monday 25th September 2017

Time:  11:30 -12:30

Location:  Synergy Centre, Brighton,

Event: Precarious Workers of the World Unite: 

Britain is facing an epidemic of insecure work. Zero hour contracts proliferate and millions of workers are denied basic employment rights and protections. Yet across the country workers are getting organised and fighting back. Join us and hear from workers from McStrike, the Picturehouse and cleaners campaigns, and discuss how precarious workers can win.

Speakers:

  • Owen Espley – War on Want [Chair]
  • Steve Turner – Assistant General Secretary,  Unite the Union 
  • Mags Dewhurst – Vice President IWGB
  • Shen Batmaz - McStriker [BFAWU / Fast Food Rights Campaign]
  • Kelly Rogers - Picture House (Bectu) 

NB This event is part of The World Transformed Festival, you will need a ticket to attend. Tickets are available here: theworldtransformed.org

 

ASK YOUR MP TO END PRECARIOUS CONTRACTS

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