Workers

Save the Shrouk!…
Human Rights Struggles

Save the Shrouk!…

Deeming Egypt a “safe country”, the United Kingdom Border Agency have refused the family asylum in the UK. But as an openly lesbian teenager hiding from a cruel and abusive father, for Shrouk Egypt would be far from safe. Erica Buist Shrouk El-Atter and her relatives will be deported from […]

Protest against racially prejudiced laws
Migrants Struggles

Protest against racially prejudiced laws

The group “Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!” are calling on Tuesday 30th November a picket of Communications House, a government building in East London, claiming it to be perpetrating racist immigration laws. Erica Buist An Immigration reporting Centre, Communications House is where asylum seekers must go to sign on “monthly, weekly, […]

A victory for domestic workers
Trade Unions

A victory for domestic workers

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) recently held its 99th conference, in which for the first time in history, a section was dedicated to the plight of domestic workers. Laura Sánchez Employers, governments, organisations and trade unions from all over the world have met to discuss the employment situation of this […]

Restaurant and hotel workers: Fair tips win:
Trade Unions

Restaurant and hotel workers: Fair tips win:

The fair tips victory won late last year by low-paid, mostly migrant and immigrant workers in London’s restaurants and hotels, was not just a victory for social justice. Paul Haste The victory proves that even the most vulnerable and marginalised workers can unionise and fight for their rights. After a […]