- 2011 National Black Members' Conference
- 8 September 2010
Conference notes that the public sector cuts are well underway and that Black members are already being selected for redundancy. It is a concern for the National Black Members Committee (NBMC) and the wider union that Black activists are not singled out for their work on supporting members within their branches and workplaces. We also need to ensure that Black members are not being treated unfairly and indifferently by employers who may view them as easy targets during this economic crisis.
Conference further notes the need to ensure that the Equality Impact Assessments (EIA) are not only carried out, but also reviewed at the first stage of any re-organisation/restructure and continually updated throughout.
Employers need to apply a transparent and fair process during any redundancies or restructures and ensure that legal requirements are met and that any individual groups are not targeted.
1. NBMC to ensure that branches are made aware of the importance of EIA and that they ensure their employers are carrying them out in order to ensure that no particular group is unfairly affected.
2. NBMC to do whatever possible and within its remit to support Black activists facing attacks from their employers as a result of their work to secure members jobs.