Windrush statement

This Union stands in solidarity with the Windrush generation and their families. We condemn the Government’s disgraceful attack on their rights, and the length of time over which this has continued.

The attacks on Windrush families impacts on children and young people and it has caused severe anxiety, including the fear and distress triggered by the potential deportation of their relatives.

The Government should fully reverse their intention to create a ‘hostile environment’ for migrant families and migrant workers.

We call on the Government to:

  • Bring back to Britain all those who have been deported
  • An immediate end to deportation and detention of Commonwealth citizens
  • Guarantee protection of all Commonwealth citizens
  • Compensate all those who have been affected in any way by deportation, threats of deportation, detention, loss of housing, jobs, benefits, education and denial of NHS treatment.

The Executive will support campaigns and demonstrations against deportations and will support all members affected. The Union reaffirms its commitment to oppose racism, to build a culturally inclusive curriculum in every school and college and to involve members in anti-racist campaigning in schools and in communities.