Event: How Do We Strike Today? Building Power from the Margins

6 February 2017 - 11:30am
Event

**DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND MOVED TO A BIGGER VENUE**

EVENT DATE:  Friday 10 February 2017 – 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Unite The Union, 33-37 Moreland Street, London, EC1V 8BB

Free Tickets Available here

The rise of populist nationalism means politicians like Donald Trump and Theresa May claim a popular mandate for their anti-Muslim, misogynist, and anti-immigrant politics. They freely ignore mass demonstrations and fuel populism and polarisation through a corporate media.

Labour struggles have often formed the basis for resistance to attacks on the masses. Yet the rise of insecure work and attacks on trade union rights have made unions weaker. Workers on precarious contracts often face instant dismissal and move between jobs to escape exploitation making workplace resistance difficult. Both women and migrant workers have fought to be represented by groups that focus on workers.

Come hear from activists who are moving beyond symbolic protest, to actions that build power through striking beyond the workplace:

• How do we move beyond symbolic protest?

• How do we resist in ways that can claim back power for the marginalised: precarious workers, women, Muslims and migrants?

• How do we build capacity for joint action across society?

• How do we strike today? 

Space is limited so please register for your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-do-we-strike-today-building-power-from-the-margins-tickets-31747067333

Speakers: 

Eleonara Cappuccilli is an activist with Migrant Co-ordination Bologna, Italy.  She was involved in the March 1st 2010 Migrant Strikes in Italy. She is also a member of the Transnational Social Strike Platform.

Marta Lembart is the leader of the Polish Women's Strike. The Women's strike was the largest mobilisation in Poland since the fall of communism, with 150 demonstrations across Poland and 60 more worldwide. It sparked women’s strikes in Argentina and Korea. [Via Skype]

Sabrina Sebti  - Sud Solidaires

Avril Corroon is an organiser with Strike4Repeal in Ireland. They are demanding the the Irish government call a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment by the 8th of March. If not, they will strike. The eighth amendment that criminalises women’s access to abortion.

Ake Achi – Right to Work UK / 1 Day Without Us – Ake is a former child labourer and human right activist. He joined  the 1 Day Without Us campaign to help protect and preserve the rights of all migrants.  1 Day Without Us is a nationwide day of action in support and appreciation of migrants called for 20th February.

David Condliffe – Unite Community. Unite Community is Unite the Union’s community membership scheme. It aims to bring together people from across society: welcoming those not in employment, into the union family. Unite says that in 21st century, too many people are being pushed to the margins of society. They deserve to be heard and the support to organise collectively. 

Owen Espley - War on Want. Owen lead’s War on Want’s Stand With Migrant Workers: End Precarious Contracts campaign [Chair]  

Space is limited so please register for your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-do-we-strike-today-building-power-from-the-margins-tickets-31747067333

This event is organised by Plan C, War on Want and the Transnational Social Strike Platform.

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The Transnational Social Strike London Assembly is taking place 11-12 February 2017 – More info on the assembly is available here www.WeArePlanC.org or here https://www.facebook.com/events/956438541156253/

 

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