Trade unions to join global stand against racism on 16 March

By agency reporter
March 12, 2019

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has confirmed that General Secretary Frances O’Grady will speak at the Stand Up to Racism march and rally in London on Saturday 16 March 2019.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of London, Cardiff and Glasgow to join the Stand Up to Racism marches, which will all assemble at 12 noon.

The UK marches are part of an unprecedented partnering of anti-racist and anti-fascist campaigners for demonstrations in at last 22 countries and 60 cities around the world under the banner #WorldAgainstRacism.

The UK marches will bring together people united in opposition to the threat of the far-right in the UK. And they will show solidarity with people organising against the spread of the far-right globally, including racist leaders such as Donald Trump, Victor Orban and Jair Bolsonaro. The TUC is encouraging trade union members to take part in the UK marches and to bring their friends.

Frances O’Grady said: “The far-right are a growing menace in Britain today. Bolstered by a global network they are taking their hate-filled messages on to our streets and into our communities. As trade unionists we'll continue to stand up to the forces of hatred and division, and to promote our values of tolerance and diversity.

“Please join the marches in London, Glasgow and Cardiff this weekend. Together we can show that racism and fascism have no place in our society.”

* More about the Stand Up to Racism marches here

* Trades Union Congress https://www.tuc.org.uk/

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