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Hi all, just sharing a collaborative film night between Independent Workers Union of Great Britain - IWGB and Passengerfilms Called 'STRIKE!' 7pm St John's Bethnal Green, we'll be showing 2 films about workers' struggle (Limpiadores - SOAS Cleaners' Struggle & Until Victory - SI Cobas Struggle in Italian Meant Industry) before a discussion on organising precarious migrant labour. Panel Includes IWGB And UVW workers & activists.
Tickets are Free, with any donations going to the #UoLBackInHouse Strike Fund.
Facebook Event here: www.facebook.com/events/146612062769978/
Eventbrite Ticket Link here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/passenger-films-x-iwgb-prese
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Passengerfilms x IWGB presents Strike!

December 7, 2017, 7:30pm - December 7, 2017, 10:30pm

*** EVENTBRITE LINK HERE: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/passenger-films-x-iwgb-present-strike-tickets-40837306483 ***Passenger Films is collaborating with the Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) to bring you a night of films and discussion on the organisation efforts of precarious work today. We have a diverse panel including a union organiser, a striking worker, an academic and more. We will be showing two 40 minute films, Limpiadores, and Until Victory, that both take a unique look at worker struggles for fair rights, pay, and treatment. The night will resonate with the daily lived experiences of workers across London, in addition to the current labour movements fighting for better conditions at Deliveroo and Uber. We look forward to welcoming you to a night of film about success, positivity, and change in a working world that seems to have the odds perpetually stacked against us.*** PANEL NOW CONFIRMED ***Camila (IWGB) - Current Education Officer, has established a language exchange and worked tirelessly to give voice to marginalised, migrant workers at the University of London.(Also Translator English/Español)Angelica (UVW)- Is a victorious worker who disputed HR Owen depriving staff of the living wage.Susanna (UVW) - One of the 'Top Shop Two' who was cruelly sacked for her efforts in organising Top Shop cleaning staff.Jamie - An Academic currently at LSE whose thesis focused on researching, and subsequently organising call centre staff.Fernando L. González Mitjáns’ (2016) Limpiadores: Migrating is seldom an easy solution. Fleeing the social and political instability of their home countries, many Latin Americans migrate to London looking for work opportunities and a safe environment to raise and educate their children. In turn, they are confronted with discrimination, labor exploitation, and social “invisibility.” Outsourced as cleaning staff, Latin American immigrants have suffered for years in the hands of profit-led, outsourcing businesses. LIMPIADORES follows three of these workers during their journeys to work, and accompanies them throughout their early morning shifts. We hear about their migration experiences, disillusionment towards London, and hopes of a better future while they sweep, mop and organize offices and classrooms, auditoriums and parks of Universities, all while still being hidden by the night.Sara Bagli Bellini/SI COBAS’s (2017) Until Victory: This is a film about the struggle of workers organized in SI Cobas in the meat industry in Modena, Italy, in the winter of 2016/17. The material was filmed almost exclusively by workers and supporters themselves with their smartphones. It gives an impression of the physical violence and brutality perpetrated against superexploited workers.Register for an event ticket through Eventbrite on the following link www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/passenger-films-x-iwgb-present-strike-tickets-40837306483 - spaces are limited. Admission is free, but there will be a suggested donation for Waged and Institutionally backed attendees - optional of course! Donations go toward covering the cost of the event and the IWGB strike fund to support workers standing up for their rights in London.

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