Trade unions, disability rights groups, renters, workers, migrants and benefits claimants all rely on basic civil and human rights to defend themselves against attacks on their quality of life. These include human rights, codified in the Human Rights Act 1998, and hard-won rights relating to protest. Groups from communities we work with also rely on these rights to fight for better protections in future. Protest has a proud history in Greater Manchester, from Peterloo, the Suffragettes and the Battle of Bexley Square to the Section 28 demonstrations by the LGBT community.
Recently all of these rights have been under attack by the government. In order to campaign effectively, GMLC needs these rights to remain in place, and supports efforts to keep them in tact.