HOPE not hate

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Trade Union Friends of HOPE not hate

Unity is strength

Affiliate to Trade Union Friends of HOPE not hate to join with others in the fight against the far right in your workplace and community.

Trade unions are at the heart of the campaign and have a proud track record in standing up to the politics of hate promoted by the BNP and EDL, and now by UKIP. We do this because we care about the communities in which we work and the people who live within them.

Recent history has shown us where hate can lead, from the violent disturbances in Oldham in 2001 to physical abuse on the streets of Dudley in 2015.

We see these organisations’ dishonest blaming of minorities and immigrants for the world’s ills as a cowardly substitute for challenging those with real power to address the genuine problems which we deal with every day.

Trade union members appreciate that far right organisations are not just enemies of those they hate - they are enemies of all workers.

UKIP explicitly blames migrant workers for unemployment and low pay. It opposes workers’ rights, including equality legislation, health and safety and maternity support. It seeks to divide people in the workplace as well as in the community. We, on the other hand, will continue to represent all workers, irrespective of race or religion. That is, after all, what trade unionism is all about.

If your union organisation affiliates, it will receive our bi-monthly magazine with inside information on the far right in the UK and globally, news and analysis; all of our occasional publications; and access to training sessions on fighting racism and fascism in the workplace and on organising with the wider community.

Unless you tell us otherwise, all material will be sent to the name and address on your subscription form. Please let us know if you would like the magazine to be sent to a different contact name or a different address.

Please also let us know if we should send any email information to a different address, or to additional address(es)

Download our affiliation form here


HnH produced this film for the National Union of Teachers that was played at their national conference in 2012. The NUT have supported the HOPE not hate campaign for several years and we are delighted to have made this film for them.


Them and Us

The politics of the BNP and other far-right parties stand in complete opposition to the values and beliefs of all decent trade unionists. You decide which values you most associate with.

Representing workers

BNP
The BNP would only represent white workers as they do not consider that non-whites can ever be British, even if they are born here. (Source: BNP constitution)

Us
Trade unions represent all workers at work, regardless of their race, religion or ethnic origin.

Taxation

BNP
The BNP would abolish income tax and in its place vastly increase VAT on expenditure. (Source: 2005 General Election manifesto)

Us
We support progressive taxation and income tax is a progressive tax, with the rate rising as income rises. The BNP proposal would penalise the less well off and help the wealthy.

Workplace discrimination

BNP
The BNP would abolish all laws against racial discrimination in employment and the government bodies associated with enforcing them. (Source: 2005 General Election manifesto)

Us
Trade unions totally oppose any discrimination and believe that laws to outlaw it are vital to ensure that people can work without fear of bullying and victimisation.

Women’s Rights

BNP
The BNP believe that women should stay at home rather than go out to work. (London Assembly member Richard Barnbrook on The Big Questions, BBC1, 8 February 2009))

Us
Trade unions have been tireless campaigners for women’s rights. Women should have just as much right to work as men.

Affiliate to Trade Union Friends of HOPE not hate and get involved Download our affiliation form here


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