Addressing thh low number of black disabled people in employment

Conference notes the increasingly low number of Black disabled people in employment. Recent statistics have highlighted that Black and Minority Ethnic staff make up a large proportion of low paid staff. It is well-known that disabled people are disadvantaged in the work place and that Black disabled workers are suffering a double disadvantage. Recent studies […]

Agenda for Change

With Agenda for Change (AFC) now being implemented there are major problems in delivering it throughout the health service. Many employees have had wage deductions and will receive worse terms and conditions. It is well known that Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) staff make up a large proportion of low paid workers and have already […]

Black People Behind Bars

Black People Behind Bars This conference notes that between June 1998 and June 1999 there was an overall reduction of some two percent of the prison population of England and Wales. Yet over the same period there was a small percentage increase in the number of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) prisoners. This highlights a […]

Private Sector Transfers and the Race Relations (Amendment) Act

More public services are being transferred out of the public sector and as a result members are now finding themselves based in the private sector where the lack of statutory duty under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 with private sector employers results in less protection against race discrimination in the workplace. Conference notes the […]

London Bombings

Conference deplores the recent bombings on London tube trains and a bus as inexcusable acts of mass murder, committed without warning against ordinary people in the hear of one of the world’s most diverse, multi-ethnic cities. We extend sympathy to those who have lost loved ones, and salute the courage and solidarity of our fellow […]