Change Is Coming: Why I’m Chairing The TUC’s New Anti-racism Task Force

Dr.Patrick Roach Signals Confronting Racism In The Trade Union Movement Is A Pre-requisite To Dealing With It In The workplace. The Labour Party Leadership Please Take Note.
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Dr. Patrich Roach, ” We know that an increased focus on anti-racism within the trade union movement will have to be both broad and far-reaching in order to make a real and lasting difference to tackling racial disparities and racial injustice at work.

“There is no more important priority for our trade union movement today than to do whatever it takes to stand up against racism and to secure racial justice at work. We know the facts of the hostile environment. Black workers aged between 16 and 24 are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than their white counterparts.

“The ethnicity pay gap stands at 23.8% in London, the region with the highest proportion of BME workers. Black workers are more likely to be in poverty. Black workers are also more likely to be denied fair access to employment, more likely to be fired and less likely to be hired, and more likely to be in insecure work, with Black women twice as likely to be in precarious employment, working zero-hours contracts and with fewer rights at work.” The full article here Labour List