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ITF organises solidarity calls for the Strike for Black Lives

17 Jul 2020
Racial justice is union business, and the ITF stands committed to the struggle. On Monday 20 July the ITF will actively engage in the Strike for Black Lives, organised by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Following the appalling murder of George Floyd by police at the end of May, the Strike for Black Lives will see workers across the US take lawful industrial action against systemic racism, violence and inequality.

The ITF is organising two video-calls in different time-zones to assemble solidarity from across the globe. On each call participants will observe a collective silence of eight minutes and 46 seconds, the length of time that the Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on George Floyd's neck before he died from suffocation.

The ITF invites all affiliates, staff and allies across the labour movement to join one of the calls.

The calls with take place via Zoom, on Monday 20 July at:

The ITF continues to oppose racism in all its forms around the world, and actively struggles for racial justice in solidarity with our friends across and beyond the labour movement. An injury to one remains and injury to all.