Sex workers join May Day rally in UK
Glasgow, May 6, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Sex workers have taken part in an “iconic” workers’ rights march for the first time in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
A group of campaigners from charity Scot-Pep and grassroots organisation the Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement (Swarm) joined thousands of others activists for the annual May Day march in Glasgow.
Scot-Pep tweeted afterwards: “So many good reactions today – someone came up to us and said ‘I’ve been part of the trade union movement for decades, good on you for being being here!”‘
They took part in the protest today as part of their campaign to to decriminalise sex work and to win better protection against deportation for migrant sex workers.
The group also highlighted the problem of violence against people working in the industry.
“Too often we are talked down to and made to feel like our struggles are not welcome in the workers’ rights movement – we’re here to say that we can speak for ourselves and no longer be spoken for. We demand workers’ rights.”