GMB calls for urgent action to help ethnic minorities into work


GMB calls for urgent action to help ethnic minorities into work

The GMB union has called for urgent action to help black ethnic minority people into work.

A report published yesterday by the government’s Ethnic Minority Employment Task Force shows 76 per cent of white people are employed in contrast to 58 per cent of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

One in 14 ethnic minority people are unemployed, compared with only one in 24 white people. Black Caribbean men are the group most likely to be unemployed.

GMB general secretary Kevin Curran said: “This report shines an alarming light on a real problem in the British labour market – race. For all Labour’s welcome equality legislation, there is still much more to be done before everyone has fair access to work, fair employment rights and access to fair pay.”

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