Socialist Worker

Launch of graphic novel to help unionise migrant workers

by Sancho
Issue No. 2439

The launch of A Tale of Two Cities

The launch of A Tale of Two Cities


The Unite union and Implicated Theatre launched graphic novel A Tale of Two Cities on Tuesday of last week. 

It is part of a drive to organise hotel workers, many of who are migrants.

The launch was a theatre production based on scenes from Unite rep Barbara Pokryszka’s cartoon strip.

Several international hotel chains promised to phase in the London Living Wage after the 2012 Olympics. Needless to say we are still fighting for it.

The novel describes how difficult it is to fight for your rights if you don’t rely on your colleagues.


More than 20 people attended a meeting of the Bfawu bakers’ union in Leicester last Sunday.

It was part of a recruitment drive of migrant workers who work in the food industry. 

Workers attended from the Tulip factory in Coalville.

Cath and Jackie Lewis


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