The RMT held its 17th Conference for Reparations at the Adiaha Antigha Centre in Dalston on 23 August. The event was a hybrid event with participants taking part in-person and online.
Mel Mullings, from the RMT, said: “The RMT have been running the reparations conference on the 23rd of Mosiah (August) for the past 16 years. Reparations has never had so much forward movement and the RMT are involved but need more support from our Trade Union movement. We recognize that REPARATIONS can sometimes be laid out or intentionally oversimplified as just a financial issue. This is simply not the case; Reparations involves so much more; correcting the historical records ending celebrating enslavers, erecting offensive statues with a false narrative. E.g King Leopold and not calling him out for the atrocities he did to the Afrikans of Congo. Join our conference and learn more about Reparations and what you can do to support. The aim is to make sure that we are educated and prepared to fully take our demands forward to our Reparatory justice goal. Stand tall, stand together with our ancestors one and all.”