United Sex Workers are crowd-funding to launch legal challenges against strip club bans across the UK, starting with a judicial review against Edinburgh City Council. We desperately need your help 203 any contributions you can offer will help us
fight to keep our livelihoods afloat and our workplaces open.
Strip club bans violate workers' rights at a time of severe economic crisis. They form part of a wider attempt by the state to oppress precarious workers and dictate
what women and other minorities can do with their bodies.
We **cannot** stop this without you, so please donate and share!
On the 31st March 2022, Edinburgh City
Council voted in favor of a nil-cap on Sexual Entertainment Venue (known as SEVs) licenses - effectively shutting all Edinburgh strip clubs as of April 2023 and forbidding any new ones to open. The consequences of this for workers, including strippers,
bar staff, and security, will be devasting.
This nil-cap is a result of one of the several SEV consultations that have taken place across the UK where workers' voices have been completely ignored. It leaves hundreds of precarious
workers unemployed during a time of unprecedented financial insecurity and rising living costs.
Nil-caps are plainly unlawful as they discriminate against women and other marginalised groups, such as people with disabilities and
migrants, who make up the majority of strippers. If Councils continue to adopt them, the consequences for workers across the UK will be devastating.
We have a legal team in place to challenge the nil-cap's compatibility with the
Equality Act 2010 and are confident we will win. But we need your help!