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Black Workers’ Experience Surveyed by TUC Wales

Wales TUC have received numerous worrying reports of BME workers facing discrimination in Welsh workplaces during the coronavirus crisis, and are working to identify the scale and complexity of the problem.

Published: 19 June 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 30 April 2021 | 11:04 AM
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Wales TUC has developed this survey in response to worrying reports from BME union members sharing instances of discrimination. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Wales TUC is inviting Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) workers to share their experiences of the Welsh workplace during the coronavirus crisis.

Wales TUC has developed this survey in response to worrying reports from BME union members sharing instances of discrimination, including:

  • being singled out for dangerous or difficult work
  • having no access to adequate PPE
  • being overlooked for furlough despite having health conditions
  • being targeted when hours or jobs are being cut
  • enduring racial abuse by colleagues or customers
  • being given fewer opportunities to progress
  • not being paid fairly

BME workers often don’t feel able to raise these issues with their employers, fearing more victimisation.

Wales TUC want to support BME workers and make workplaces in Wales fair.

They are asking workers in Wales to share their experiences of the Welsh workplace and to suggest what changes are needed. They have produced a survey for BME workers to share their experiences.

You can take the survey here. All answers will be treated confidentially.

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