The Catholic Church in London has a long history of defending and supporting workers and their families, and to honour and continue this, the Cardinal will celebrate a Mass for people in all three London Dioceses followed by an interfaith rally outside Westminster Cathedral. Both events will highlight the need today for better working conditions for London's immigrants. The mass starts at 9:45am in the Cathedral (close to Victoria rail station). All are invited and encouraged regardless of faith or denomination.
The Mass will be followed by a historic rally at 11:30am in front of the Cathedral with leaders from London's diverse faith traditions, trade unions and social justice organisations. The rally will mark the launch of the London Citizens Workers' Association and 'London Hotel Workers Rising' campaign. It will also feature the first annual Living Wage Employer Awards, which will recognise employers who have committed to paying a Living Wage.
The TGWU Justice for Cleaners campaign will fully participate in the event and afterwards will join the TUC march in Trafalgar Square.
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Saturday April 29, 2006