Speakers: Waltraud Fritz is a member of the European Left Party Executive Board. She is a political activist from Austria with a strong record of international solidarity and action.
Heinz Bierbaum is a member of Die Linke, the German left party. He is an active trade unionist and an elected member of the Saarland regional parliament where he is Die Linke’s economic policy spokesperson.
The Triggering of Article 50 will question the status of EU workers in the UK and abroad. The Tory Government is determined to have a ‘Hard Brexit’ and has rejected any amendments offering social protection or guaranteeing the rights of EU workers and residents in the UK. This will pose questions in workplaces and communities. We hope that Trade Unions and community groups will be part of the solution. We face deregulation of environmental protection and trade deals with the USA that will endanger the NHS.
Come to this event and meet with representatives of the European Left Party (ELP).
The ELP is made up of over forty organisations in countries across Europe and is keen to defend Free Movement and Workers Rights.
The European Parliamentary group the GUE/NGL (The Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left) has 52 MEP’s in the European Parliament.
We hope to generate discussion and debate the week after Article 50 is due to be triggered. How do we defend EU migrants? Free Movement? Workers’ Rights?
Supported by Left Unity, The Alliance for Green Socialism (please add the name of your organisation)