Stop G8, the coalition formed to resist this year’s UK hosted G8 meeting, have issued a call to join the Trade Union May Day march in solidarity with the deaths of 300 workers killed in the recent factory collapse in Dhaka.
After the march demonstrations are to be held against those responsible for the tragedy – who are not working class people buying cheap clothes but clothing chains like Primark exploiting unsafe working conditions to maximise profits.
Meet at Clerkenwell Green, London from noon on Wednesday May 1st. Look for the Stop G8 (@stopg8uk) banners and black and red flags. More details at: https://network23.org/stopg8/2013/04/28/may-day-remember-the-dhaka-workers-and-all-those-killed-by-capitalism/
Then later in the day the Space Hijackers will be holding a May Day after party where they will launch the Emergent Service Workers Party at a currently undisclosed central London location. The group have said:
“When we demanded an end to wage labour, we didn’t just mean the wages!
From people being forced to stack shelves in Poundland for free, through to office workers pushing their hours later and later, our wages no longer reflect our work.
The casino banks are being bailed out with our money, the corporations dodge their tax, our services are cut and we’re forced to work even more for even less.”
Above pic from Newcastle’s May Day demonstrations in 2011.
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