From Grunwick to Deliveroo: getting organised, getting unionised: Forty years ago Asian women at Grunwick led a strike for basic human dignity at work and for the right to join to a trade union. Today these battles are still being fought, often by migrant workers in precarious employment conditions.
The experiences of those at Byron revealed the extent to which migrant workers can be exploited by ‘the new economy’ and then tossed aside when no longer needed, while those at Deliveroo showed that resistance is both necessary and possible.
This free one-day conference brings together campaigners, trade unionists, activists and thinkers to examine the changing nature of work and the possibilities for resistance.
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