The Latin American Workers Association (LAWAS) was based in London and active in two phases - the early 1980s and then 2002-13. Many of its activists went on to play a leading role in different community organisations, campaigns and trade unions, and it was a direct predecessor of the current cleaners movement.
So far this collection mainly covers LAWAS' second period (2002-13). The material relates to:
We are in an ongoing process of receiving and cataloguing material and welcome any assistance or donations of material in any format (audio, visual etc).
We also hope to arrange future events following the Archive's public launch at Mayday Rooms on 21 May 2016.
You can contact LAWAS via Mayday Rooms or by messaging our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LatinAmericanWorkersAssociation
Although the Association is no longer functioning (apart from the Archive Team), we use the facebook page to share anything related to LAWAS' history and also to help publicise current Latin American workers' struggles.