When: May 1, 2024 9:00 am

Where: Nationwide

On International Workers’ Day, we call upon workers in all sectors to show their solidarity with the Palestinian people and call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.


Since October 7th over 32,000 Palestinians have been killed. 70% of those have been women and children. 2.2 million people are at imminent risk of starvation, with 9 out of 10 people living on less than 1 meal a day. At the heart of the trade union movement lies international solidarity and the Palestinians urgently require it. This is why we call upon those within the trade union movement to join and build for the May Day Workplace Day of Action for Palestine on Weds 1 May.

We are calling on all those in work, college or university to take action on May Day by organising a walkout, lunchtime or early morning protest (or other collective action) demanding peace and justice for the Palestinians. Every collective act, big or small, sends a message to those who are suffering in Gaza that we are with them and puts pressure on our government to call on the government to stop arming Israel.

Get organised in your workplace on May 1st! #MayDay4Palestine

Building for 1st May:

To be able to get the maximum activity take the first steps:

  • Organise a meeting with your workmates to discuss what you will be doing on the day.
  • Take a collection round your workplace for Medical Aid for Palestine.
  • If your union has resources in support of Palestine, like posters and flyers take them round your workplace.
  • Organise a delegation to the next national demo on and join the Trade Union bloc.
  • Call a union meeting and put a motion in support of whatever action you decide to take on the 1st May.
  • Set up a Free Palestine WhatsApp group in your union/workplace.

On the day:

Gauge what action that best fits your circumstances:

  • Gather outside your workplace for a 30-minute stoppage.
  • If this is not possible gather at lunchtime outside your workplace with a Ceasefire now banner and posters.
  • Organise a lunchtime protest inside your workplace. Find a room you can assemble your colleagues to listen to a speaker from Gaza calling for support and take a photo of all those gathered with posters etc.
  • If you don’t work in an industry that has lunch-breaks as such, find out when most are free after work to meet up to protest outside your workplace.

Let StWC office know what you are organising to do on the day so that we can share with others – email: office@stopwar.org.uk