Recent months have seen a concerning increase in far-right organisation and visibility. The outcome of the EU referendum nationally, and wider international context, have created an environment in which far right activity is growing.
As a result, the UK is experiencing a hate crime wave. Recent statistics show a 29 per cent increase in the number of reported hate crimes in England and Wales, the largest since the Home Office began recording figures in 2011-12. 78 per cent of these crimes are race hate crimes.
The trade union movement has a responsibility to act to challenge far-right legitimacy and organisation, and to call out their encroachment into mainstream public life.
The TUC Race Advisory Group in collaboration with Show Racism the Red Card and TUC Trade Union Education has organised this development day for trade union reps and members. A regional Ambassador Programme will follow in the autumn.
To register a place please email Melanie Lowden at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0191 227 5550. If you email Melanie directly please provide the following information; full name, contact telephone, email, Trade Union/organisation, and any access or dietary requirements.
The event is free to attend, places are limited so please apply early. Closing date for registrations is Monday 1st April. Please note you must register a place to attend.