Recruitment into Local Authorities

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2002 National Black Members' Conference
29 May 2002

Conference believes that despite legislation of the Race Relations Amendments Act local authorities in Great Britain are not doing enough to recruit black people into their organisations.

Conference also believes that UNISON should form a broad based coalition with other unions to redress this unfair situation.

Conference therefore asks the National Executive Council to instruct branches to ensure that:

1)Local authorities’ existing and proposed recruitment and retention policies and practices be strengthened, monitored and evaluated on a regular basis;

2)Local authorities use existing networks to encourage black people to apply for vacancies within local authorities and other affiliated bodies/partnerships;

3)Vacancies are advertised via all channels that link into black communities such as the racial equality councils, places of worship, community groups, appropriate black and ethnic newspapers and so on.