T&G hosts conference dedicated to ethnic minority

The
Transport and General Workers’ Union has held its first-ever conference
dedicated to black, Asian and ethnic minority members.

Collette
Cork-Hurst, national secretary for equalities said: "This conference is a
landmark for black, Asian and ethnic minority workers.

"The
T&G represents many black, Asian and ethnic minority members whose concerns
are at the forefront of the union. Too often black, Asian and ethnic minority
people are in insecure jobs, with lower pay and experience harassment and
discrimination. We hope this conference sends a clear message that we cannot
allow racial discrimination and harassment in the workplace to continue.

"It
is a fitting tribute to black, Asian and ethnic minority members that the
conference takes place in Black History Month."

The
T&G said it will focus on ensuring that the Race Relations Amendment (2000)
is properly implemented in public service, promote good race relations in the
workplace and work towards the elimination of racial discrimination.

By Quentin
Reade

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