STUC Black Workers’ Conference – A Better Way for Black Workers

September 30th 2011

15th STUC Black Workers’ Conference

Saturday 1 / Sunday 2 October 2011

STUC Centre, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow

The 15th STUC Black Workers’ Conference will take place in Glasgow this weekend (Saturday and Sunday 1-2 October). The Conference will debate a number of motions on issues of particular concern to black and ethnic minorities – on equality, defending jobs, pay, pensions and public services, cuts in education, protecting migrants and victims of trafficking, as well as motions on Egypt and Syria.

Conference delegates will also take time out of the Conference on Saturday to participate in the People First March from Glasgow Green and the Rally in Kelvingrove Park. Lud Ramsey, Chair of the STUC Black Workers’ Conference will be amongst the speakers addressing the rally at Kelvingrove Park.

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Speakers at the conference include

Agnes Tolmie STUC Vice-President

Paul Holleran, National Union of Journalists

Anas Sarwar MP, Scottish Labour Party

Councillor Ashay Ghai, Liberal Democrats

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, Ethnic Minority Women’s Network

Aamer Anwar, Human Rights Lawyer

Humza Yousaf MSP SNP

Tanveer Parnez, Deputy Director, BEMIS (TBC)

Hansala Malik, MSP Scottish Labour Party

A programme outlining speakers and times is downloadable here

For further information contact Ian Tasker 0141 337 8100

Details of the People First March and Rally are available at http://www.peoplefirstoctoberfirst.org

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