TUC London, East and South East (LESE) Celebrates Amigo Month

Thursday 19 September 2019 
18:30 – 20:30 

TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS 
Amigo Month is a five-week period that celebrates the shared cultures and experiences of the three million people who are resident in UK whose first language is Spanish or Portuguese.  

It starts each year on 7 September, which is significant as the ‘independence day’ of Brazil and Mozambique, where 90 per cent of the world’s 260 million Portuguese speakers live. And Amigo Month ends on 12 October, which is significant as the international Day of the 600 million Spanish speakers, and of the indigenous people of the Americas.  

Amigo Month promotes awareness, joint working, friendship and solidarity between communities. It promotes cultural, artistic, social, economic, tourism and educational links between communities and cultures too, on the basis of shared values. 

During these 35 days of Amigo Month many events are being organised and the importance of the event will be recognised by many key institutions, such as the Mayor of London, national Embassies and of course, the trade union movement. 

This event is hosted by the TUC region that is responsible for London, the East and the South East of England, where nearly two million trade union members live and work. 

The TUC believes that every worker in Britain should have a good job, high-quality rights at work, and fair pay. And we are confident that the best way for every worker to have a voice at work, to be respected, and to secure their full employment rights is for them to join a union and to organise to defend themselves and their workmates. 

If you are not a trade union member already there is a facility on the TUC website to help you identify which union might be the right one for you to join.