DEMO: Right to Work Now!

When: Thursday 8th February at 1pm
Where: Leinster House

MASI Call Out For Demonstration On Right To Work

1pm Thursday 8th February, Leinster House

MASI – Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, supported by ARN (Anti-Racism Network Ireland) and RAMSI (Refugee and Migrant Solidarity Ireland), is holding a demonstration calling for the meaningful right to work for asylum seekers 1pm, Thursday 8th February, at Leinster House.

“We are calling on all organisations, groups, and individuals to stand with us and with all asylum seekers in calling for the unrestricted right to work for all people in the asylum system.



MASI believes that the government is planning to introduce the most restrictive terms it can get away with, while spinning this as a sign of their great tolerance and charity toward asylum seekers.

 

Needless to say all of this has caused terrible distress and confusion among people in the asylum system. It is difficult to explain to people who will never have to endure the pain and desperation of living in limbo, what the right to work would mean in terms of giving people back some dignity and a sense of their own humanity, and what damage the government’s is doing to people who had hoped for so much more. We cannot sit quiet any longer.


This is why MASI is calling for a demonstration where all organisations and supporters can join with asylum seekers in calling for the unrestricted right to work for all people in the asylum system. We need to let the court, the politicians and the people know that we will not put up with the games the government is playing with peoples’ lives and hopes. Thursday is the opportunity for us to speak loudly, clearly and urgently with one voice to push for a meaningful, unrestricted right to work for all so that we can live with some dignity and freedom.”

You can read MASI’s full statement and check in for the event here.