UNISON joins Stand Up to Racism march in Cardiff

Wales’ largest public services union joined a major march against racism through the streets of Cardiff.

UNISON, which represents tens of thousands of workers in Wales and across the UK, took part in the Stand Up to Racism event in the Welsh capital.

The union’s vice president, Libby Nolan (pictured above), spoke at the event which saw hundreds of protesters marching from the city centre to the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.

Libby said: “The cost-of-living crisis is a crisis of the working class.

“Refugees and asylum seekers and any immigrant that comes here should not be blamed for that cost-of-living crisis.

“We know, as trade unionists, that they are being blamed and in that unity and solidarity with the refugees, with the immigrants, with those that have come here fleeing from war, from the horror of the climate change and from danger, we welcome them with open arms and open doors.

“This is the Year of Black Workers in UNISON and we’re putting our efforts together to join with the refugees and the asylum seekers to stand up to racism.”

Find out more on UNISON’s Year of Black Workers here.