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 organisations like the BNP, EDL and 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 the rise in hate crime fuelled by the Brexit debate.

Blaming minorities and immigrants for the world’s ills is a deliberate diversion from challenging those with real power to address the genuine problems which unions 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, with explicit policies against workers’ rights.

Far right organisations have been marginalised as an electoral threat in most localities, but racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia are becoming acceptable attitudes in much of society. The threat comes increasingly from ‘respectable’ media and politicians and online.

HOPE not hate is working with unions nationally and locally to equip activists to challenge racist attitudes in a non-confrontational way aimed at persuading ordinary union members and others in the workplace and in the community.

Your affiliation

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 on dealing with racism in the workplace and on organising with the wider community.

Unless you tell us otherwise, all printed 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

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