The Labour Campaign for Free Movement is a new alliance of Labour members and supporters.

Be a part of the campaign – help build the movement to defend and extend free movement.

    1. Sign up to the campaign – and spread the word to everyone you know in the Labour Party. As well as sharing online, you can download and print the statement in petition format here and gather support at your local Labour meetings, trade union meetings, and other activist events.
    2. Follow and share our website, our Twitter and Facebook on social media, and show your support by adding our Twibbon to your profile picture.
    3. Write to your local Labour MP, MEPs, councillors and candidates. Ask them to sign up to the campaign.
    4. Take our model motions (see below) to your local Labour Party or trade union.
    5. Invite a speaker from the Labour Campaign for Free Movement to speak at your local Labour Party, trade union or labour movement meeting.
    6. Back our call for Labour to commit to closing all migrant detention centres – campaign actions here.
    7. Contact us about organising a campaigners’ meet up or with any other ideas you have.

Model motions for Labour branches and CLPs, union branches and campaigning groups

[For local Labour parties – see beneath for union motion]
Labour’s Migration Policy: For Free Movement, Equality and Solidarity

Confronted with attacks on migrants – from the racist Hostile Environment to the Conservatives efforts to end free movement and strip the rights of working-class migrants – we stand for solidarity, equality and freedom. Labour must be the party of all workers, standing for workers’ unity across the divisions of nationality.

We therefore welcome the near unanimous vote at Labour Party Conference 2019 for a motion drafted by the Labour Campaign for Free Movement – probably the most radical step towards a socialist migration policy our party has ever taken. We call on the whole party to respect this democratic vote by putting it fully into action in opposition, in our next manifesto and in government:

In the same spirit, we also call for:

We reject scapegoating that aims to divide workers. Without free movement, only the rich can live and travel where they want, while migrant workers are more precarious and vulnerable to hyper-exploitation, pressing down wages and conditions for everyone.

Labour can provide real solutions to the problems facing working class people. We need massive public funding to ensure good jobs, homes, services and benefits for all; and scrapping all anti-union laws and strengthening rights so workers can push up wages and conditions.

The Labour Campaign for Free Movement, including MPs, trade union leaders and thousands of supporters, was launched in 2017 to campaign to defend and extend free movement. This branch/CLP sends it our endorsement. We will promote the campaign to our members and encourage them to sign up (labourfreemovement.org); urge our representatives to support the above policies; invite a speaker from the campaign to visit our branch/CLP; and urge our conference delegates to support motions consistent with policy stated here.


[For trade union branches] Migrants welcome here: Free Movement, Equality and Solidarity

Confronted with attacks on migrants – from the racist Hostile Environment to the Conservatives efforts to end free movement and strip the rights of working-class migrants – we stand for solidarity, equality and freedom. Our trade unionism embraces all workers and stands for workers’ unity across the divisions of nationality.

Without free movement, only the rich can live and travel where they want, while migrant workers are more precarious and vulnerable to hyper-exploitation, pressing down wages and conditions for everyone. Time and again, immigration enforcement has been called in as a union-busting weapon by employers retaliating against those who dare to stand up to them.

In place of scapegoating, we want real solutions to the problems facing us. We need massive public funding to ensure good jobs, homes, services and benefits for all; and scrapping all anti-union laws and strengthening rights so workers can push up wages and conditions.

We therefore welcome the near unanimous vote at Labour Party Conference 2019 for a motion drafted by the Labour Campaign for Free Movement. Not just Labour but the whole trade union movement should take up this policy. We will campaign for all its planks, [demand via our union’s affiliation to Labour that the party champions its democratic policy,] and campaign to elect a government that will implement it in full:

In the same spirit, we also call for:

We will also explore possibilities for immediate solidarity work as a branch, such as supporting and defending people in our union and wider community struggling under the immigration regime; and gathering aid for people who are suffering terrible conditions in refugee camps or forced to make dangerous trips to reach Europe and the UK.

The Labour Campaign for Free Movement, including MPs, trade union leaders and thousands of supporters, was launched in 2017 to campaign to defend and extend free movement and migrants’ rights. This branch sends it our endorsement. We will promote the campaign to our members and encourage them to sign up (labourfreemovement.org); urge our representatives to support the above policies; invite a speaker from the campaign to visit our branch; and urge our conference delegates to support motions consistent with policy stated here.


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