21 February 2022

Building for UN Anti Racism Day demonstrations

The Stand Up To Racism: Fighting for Anti-racist Workplaces conference outlined plans for demonstrations across the UK in March.

Stand Up To Racism and the TUC organised the Fighting for Anti-racist Workplaces international conference on 5 February 2022.

Delegates attended workshops discussing ideas for tackling key elements of the fight against racism. PCS vice president Zita Holbourne and Mohammed Shafiq (PCS black members’ committee chair) both spoke. Mohammed described how PCS joined with Care4Calais to launch a judicial review, challenging the lawfulness of the Home Office “pushback” policy.

All delegates agreed the importance of building for UN Anti Racism Day and the demonstrations planned for London and Glasgow on 19 March, and Cardiff on 20 March.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka spoke to close the conference. Mark re-affirmed the PCS commitment to the fight against racism, and the key role that trade unions play. He highlighted the need to tackle under-representation as a key component of our strategy, ensuring that all sections of society are represented in our structures.

Rallies have been arranged for London, Glasgow and Cardiff:

London
Saturday 19 March 2022
Assemble behind PCS national banner 12 noon Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
The London march will be led by the PCS Samba band

Glasgow
Saturday 19 March 2022
Assemble 11 am Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow
March to George Square for rally

Cardiff
Sunday 20 March 2022
Assemble 12 noon City Hall Cardiff

For further details including transport see the Stand Up to Racism website.