UK: Migrants plan day of action to highlight contribution to Britain - One Day Without Us will include labour boycott to protest against rising racism and xenophobia


"Plans for the event, called One Day Without Us, include a labour boycott to show how important migrants are to the UK workforce.

Organiser Matt Carr, a writer and commentator, has urged migrants and their supporters to join in the day of action on 20 February 2017. He said the trigger for the event was profound concern about worsening attitudes to migrants in the UK.

Carr said he believed that those who voted against Brexit, and also many of those who voted in favour of it, were alarmed at the levels of racism and xenophobia that had manifested before and after the referendum vote.

“We want to make this an inclusive event,’’ Carr said. “We realise that because of the legal constraints on striking, many workers will not be able to take formal strike action. However, they can choose to support this event simply by taking the day off work.”"


See the article: Migrants plan day of action to highlight contribution to Britain - One Day Without Us will include labour boycott to protest against rising racism and xenophobia (Guardian, link)

 

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