Two Protests, Twenty Years Apart: Fight Against Injustice Continues
This picture is one of many pictures from the London Demonstrations on the 15th March 2012, when hundreds of free-lance professional interpreters from all over the UK travelled to the British Capital, protesting against the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) recent move to outsource all interpreting services to a single monopoly provider, an Oldham based company, whose terms and conditions are unacceptable to the majority of qualified interpreters that various protests have been held in different parts of the UK.
Only a week ago, I was at the protest in Birmingham, when local interpreters from the Midlands area and beyond got together and demonstrated in front of the Police Headquarters, the Magistrates and Crown Courts. As one of the many banners proclaimed: Interpreters for Justice and Justice for Interpreters.
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