From Grunwick to Deliveroo: getting organised, getting unionised

November 26, 2016

A one-day conference bringing together campaigners, trade unionists, activists and thinkers to examine the changing nature of work and the terrains for resistance.

  • Saturday 26 November 2016, 10.30-4.30pm
  • Willesden Library Centre, 95 High Road, London NW10 2SF

Forty years ago Asian women at Grunwick led a strike for basic human dignity at work and for the right to join to a trade union. Today these battles are still being fought, often by migrant workers in precarious employment conditions. The experiences of workers at Byron revealed the extent to which migrant workers can be exploited by ‘the new economy’ and tossed aside when no longer needed, while those at Deliveroo showed that resistance is both necessary and possible.

Sessions will include:

  • The legacy of Grunwick
  • Do we need independent trade unions?
  • Building community support
  • What does Brexit mean for workers
  • Resisting immigration raids
  • Building community support

Confirmed participants include:

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Although a free event, please ensure you book your place here as spaces are limited. There is limited capacity at the venue so please book early to secure a place. Lunch (with a vegetarian and vegan option) will be available at a reasonable price.