Hate Crime and Austerity Seminar

Friday 27 March 2015, 9:30-16:00pm, Newcastle upon Tyne

The government’s austerity programme is reshaping the welfare state through cuts in benefits and the privatisation of public services including health, education and drastically reduced state support. The impact of benefit cuts and of the associated campaign of demonisation of disabled people, the unemployed, migrants, asylum seekers and other vulnerable groups has been catastrophic.  Crimes motivated by hate have wider and deeper roots, but austerity has made the problems worse.

This seminar will examine what trade unions should be doing to respond to hate crime in the workplace and wider society and discuss how trade unions can work with other campaigning organisations and support the victims of hate crime.

Chairing the event is Pete Wilcox, the Northern TUC Equalities Sub-Committee and FBU Regional Secretary. Speakers include: Peter Purton, TUC Disability, LGBT rights Policy Officer and Natalie Maidment, Local Development Officer, Clinks.

This event will be taking place at Pandon Room, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH.

Find out more information and book your place here: https://www.tuc.org.uk/events/hate-crime-and-austerity-seminar

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