The GMB Glasgow General APEX Branch have organised a screening of the Ken Loach directed film ‘Bread & Roses’
"The racist language being used by some political parties and in the media about migrant workers is abhorrent. Trade unions have a crucial role to play in stamping out racism and ensuring all workers have decent workplaces and dignified lives. This film explores these themes. Our branch will also join with the STUC on the 29th of November in Glasgow, to march against racism and fascism, celebrate St Andrews Day and work towards a future free from racism."
Tommy Breslin, Branch Secretary, GMB Glasgow General Apex Branch
As part of the STUC St Andrews Day anti-racist actions, the GMB Glasgow General APEX Branch have organised a screening of the Ken Loach directed film ‘Bread & Roses’ as part of the STUC week of action for St Andrew's Day as a day which promotes and celebrates inclusion, tackles racism and brings people together.
The screening will be at the CCA in Glasgow on Sunday 23rd November, with doors opening at 6:15pm.
Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with Dave Moxham (Deputy General Secretary, STUC) and Gozie Joe-Adigwe (STUC Black Workers Committee) chaired by Emily Martin (GMB Glasgow General Apex Branch).
The film is about two Mexican sisters, Maya (Pilar Padilla) and Rosa (Elpidia Carrillo), who work as cleaners in a down town office block in Los Angeles. Pay is low and bullying is common place. A fated meeting with Sam (Adrien Brody), an American union organiser, leads to an unorthodox and imaginative campaign against their employer. The fight threatens their livelihood, their family and risks their expulsion from the country.
Bread and Roses is a story about the most marginalised of LA communities daring to take on their corporate bosses against all odds. Bread and Roses is inspired by the real life “Justice for Janitors” campaign led by the immigrant cleaners, mostly women, in L.A. Loach unravels the events centring his tale on the spirited Latin American community who, with their battle cry of “no justice, no peace”, dare to take on the corporate powers.
Venue: CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD
Date: Sunday 23rd November Doors: 6.15pm
Tickets: CCA box office / www.cca-glasgow.com
Ticket prices: £5 / (£4 union members, low paid, unemployed, zero-hours, pensioners, students) + 60p transaction fee
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