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More reasons to stand up to racism on 22 March

by Ken Olende
Issue No. 2390

The need to stand up to  racism was shown again last week through the hypocrisy of immigration minister Mark Harper.

He has resigned after employing a cleaner for £22 a week. But it wasn’t the low pay he offered Isabella Acevedo that forced him to go—it was his failure to police her immigration status.

The Tories want us to blame migrants—even though they rely on them.

That’s why trade unionists are getting organised to demonstrate against racism on Saturday 22 March. Tony Phillips, Unison branch secretary for London Fire Authority, said in a personal capacity, “Anyone who can should push this demo through their union.

“It’s official Unison policy, so it wasn’t difficult to raise. We passed it through our branch committee and it’s going to our regional AGM.”

Sara Tomlinson of Lambeth NUT said, “We passed support for the demo through our regional council, which has pledged £200 to help build it.”

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Tue 11 Feb 2014, 16:32 GMT
Issue No. 2390
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