The strike is the call by sex workers all across Europe for full decriminalisation of the business.
“On International Women’s Day we strike against the sexist, racist and criminal laws that jeopardise the lives of sex workers. On March 8th we will refuse to do sex/work for money and we will not carry out the domestic, sex and care work that we are expected to do for free: the jobs that keep our communities, families and the system we live in ticking over.”
“We are striking to demand decriminalisation so we can work collectively, keep each other safe and organise for better working conditions.”
“Many workers close to the margins fear redundancy, and migrants fear losing the right to work as a result of Brexit. Low wages, benefits cuts and precarious jobs have pushed more of us into sex work. The response of the state has not been to reduce austerity but to crack down on sex workers.”
Strikes are happening all over Europe with London strike happening on Sunday 8th March, starting in Soho Square. More details can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/events/210587586740140/