Living on the margins: protecting migrant workers’ rights in a precarious world (with War on Want & Jean Lambert MEP)

6 October 2017 - 6:30pm
Event

EVENT DATE: 16:45 -18:00, Saturday 07 October 2017

LOCATION: Queens Suite 2, Harrogate Convention Centre,

WHAT: Green Party Fringe Event 

NB As this event is part of the Green Party Conference, you will need a ticket to the conference to attend. 

With Brexit, the call to ‘control our borders’ risks being used to not only restrict freedom of movement but to undermine the rights of migrant workers. The rise of precarious work has coincided with an increase of migrant workers in the labour force. Migrant workers have often been wrongly blamed for deteriorating working conditions brought about by flexible working, outsourcing and privatisation. In reality, migrant workers have suffered its worst consequences. With the Governments Taylor Review failing to mark a shift away from a low pay insecure economy, and migrant workers’ rights under threat, how do we protect freedom of movement and the rights of migrant workers.

Supported by War on Want, Jean Lambert MEP, Greens of Colour, Green Party Trade Union Group.

Speakers:

  • Shaka Lish  - Greens of Colour  (Chair)
  • Lauren McCourt McDonald’s Worker and Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU)
  • Jean Lambert MEP
  • Owen Espley – War on Want

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