War on Want at the TUC

5 September 2016 - 1:00pm
Event

DATE: 11-14 September 2016

LOCATION: Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2GR

War on Want has always stood in solidarity with workers around the world who face intimidation and retaliation for organising into trade unions. Today, migrant workers in the UK face racism, abuse and exploitation. The best protection for workers is the protection of a trade union, but precarious contracts allow employers to fire any worker who tries to organise.

It is only by protecting the social and labour rights of all workers that we can stop the race to the bottom that makes all of us insecure.

If you are a delegate to this year’s TUC, or you know someone who is, come to Stand 23 and show how you can stand with migrant workers 

 

War on Want on the Fringe

 

Marikana Miners’ Massacre and Progress

Tuesday 13 September

17.45 – 19.15 - Restaurant, Brighton Centre

In 2012, thousands of South African platinum miners, ruthlessly exploited by foreign-owned mining companies went on strike to demand a living wage. Living in abject poverty, their wages had barely changed since the apartheid era. On 16 August 2012, South African police used automatic weapons to shoot 34 Lonmin miners and wound 78 more – some shot in the back and head as they were fleeing. To date, no-one has been brought to justice for these murders.

Find out more and support South African trade unionists and others setting up an independent inquiry to expose the truth.

Speakers: Trevor Ngwane, Marikana Support Campaign; Jim Nicoll, lawyer representing the miners and their families; Jim Kelly, Chair, Unite London & Eastern Region

Chair: Tom Lebert, War on Want 

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