Sunday, 11 October 2009

Hands off my Workmate

Saturday 17 October 2009

A conference on migrant workers, bringing together campaigners, academics, trade unionists and students alongside migrant workers.

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Speakers include:
  • Gilbert Arhcar
  • Phil Marfleet
  • Jeremy Dear - NUJ
  • Alex Gordon - RMT
  • Sasha Callaghan - UCU
  • Kevin Courtney - NUT
  • Neil Jameson - Strangers into Citizens
  • Keith Best - Immigration Advisory Service

  • Bread and roses too: how migrant workers have always been central to unions
  • Winning the living wage
  • Busting the migration myths: challenging the racists
  • Globalisation and profits: How do borders fit in
  • Poverty, war, neoliberalism, migrant labour in the global economy (why people move)
  • Stopping the raids: legal and union strategies to defend migrant workers
  • The border in the workplace: restricting welfare and housing- who benefits
  • Strangers and citizens
  • The feminisation of migrant labour
  • What will the recession mean for migrant workers?
  • We won't spy on students - education for all

Conference organised by SOAS UNISON, SOAS UCU and SOAS Students. For further information and to book a free place email: or see the Hands off my Workmate conference and teach-in website.

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