NUW Sites join in show of solidarity with Sudanese workers and communities
Because of the increasing use of racist and divisive rhetoric by the current Liberal Government NUW members and activists from across our movement have been joining together in a demonstration of solidarity with the Sudanese community, amidst fears that the unfair targeting of African Australians in the media could lead to an escalation of racially based violence.
Members across industries have been taking photos with 'Solidarity beats fear' placards and showing that a united movement of working people can stand strong against racism and division to achieve a fairer, more equal country for every worker. In all circumstances where groups are targeted and scapegoated on the basis of their race, religion, gender or sexuality, the NUW as part of a movement of workers stand united in the fight for equality, fairness and human rights. The economic failings of government, and the behaviour of exploitative bosses in Australian workplaces, are not caused by migrant workers or by refugees who seek sanctuary from unimaginable conflict. They are caused by the greed of a few powerful people who wish to keep the system as it is, and who use fear as a tool to do it.
Politicians who lie and attempt to divide us have no place in government. We stand united with the Sudanese community today and all communities that form our union movement, always.
Solidarity Beats Fear