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Anti-Racist Industrial Power Across the Globe
July 26 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFREE
Racism in the workplace is not a new phenomenon. It is indicative of the widespread racism that people of colour across the globe face in almost every facet of public and private life. But, as trade unions, we are committed to eradicating the prejudice and discrimination and disadvantage that continue to deny many Black workers the opportunity to secure decent jobs and careers.
Internationalism is the bedrock of the British trade union movement, and the international trade union movement is largest civil society organisation in the world. Workers across the globe today face threats on all fronts – from the Covid-19 pandemic, the rise of the far right, growing inequality, the climate crisis, and structural racism. Throughout history we have seen workers stand together across borders time and time again. Join us as we continue the conversation on how we campaign for the rights of workers who face oppression across the globe and support their struggles.
This webinar, presented by the TUC Anti-Racism Taskforce, will look at how anti-racism lies at the heart of industrial struggles across the globe. We will look at the challenges facing anti-racists organisers and how we organise to win major industrial and political victories around the world. Bringing together speakers from across the international trade union movement, we will hear from speakers in the UK, India, and Brazil. Portuguese/English interpretation will be available.
The event will be chaired by Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary. Speakers include:
- Anatalina Lourenço, Anti-Racism Secretary CUT Brazil
- Tarek Islam, Senior Community Engagement and Outreach Worker, Fashion-workers Advice Bureau Leicester
- Dominique Muller, Policy Director, Labour Behind the Label
Further speakers to be confirmed.