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 the EDL. 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 Barking & Dagenham in 2012.
We see the BNP and EDL’s dishonest blaming of minorities for the worlds ills as a cowardly substitute for challenging those with real power to address the genuine problems which we deal every day.
Trade Union members appreciate that the BNP and the EDL are not just enemies of those they hate – they are enemies of all workers.
The BNP talks about defending working people but it is only talk. It is unions who organise on the ground. If the BNP and their ilk, ever become mainstream, we believe extreme anti-union policies will result. The BNP hates unions with a vengeance. The EDL attacks union picket lines. 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.Together we can defeat extremism.
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.