Deep inequalities in British society to be investigated

Equality and Human Rights Commission COVID-19 race probe announced

Commenting on the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) announcement today (Friday) that it is launching an investigation into structural race inequality, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“It’s right that the EHRC investigates the deep inequalities in British society that the COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed.

“The government must commit to enacting all recommendations from this inquiry as a first step to tackling racism and other inequalities.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

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