DEMONSTRATION & Petition for SOAS Cleaners
June 15, 2009 08:30Tagged as: migration repression social_struggles solidarity workers_struggles
DEMONSTRATION Monday 15th June at 8.30am on SOAS Steps. Please bring banners and other visual, audio aids.
We denounce the actions of the school and demand that academic institutions should not be complicit in assisting the Government in implementing their racist immigration programme. We find this particularly disgraceful given SOAS’s attempt to shake the reputation leftover from its colonial past. SOAS cannot lecture other countries about oppression when it complies in programmes such as this.
We cannot allow employers and the Government to use the threat of deportation to intimidate workers and prevent them from fighting to improve pay and conditions.
We urge you to show solidarity with the cleaners, UNISON and SOAS SU. We need to:
- Protest against the deportation of migrant workers and their families.
- Bring all workers in house, to receive equal treatment to SOAS staff, and force the university to take ful responsibility for them.
- Formally disassociate from agencies such as ISS, and condemn such practice as witnessed at SOAS.
- Support calls for an amnesty for all migrant workers.