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MU Signs Open Letter to The Prime Minister to Reject ‘Insulting’ Report and Act on Race Equality at Work

36 trade union general secretaries –including the MU’s – have signed a letter to the PM, calling on him to take a different path to that recommended in the report from the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities.

Published: 20 April 2021 | 11:01 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:32 PM
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The trade union movement says that it rejects the idea that defending working class interests and pushing for equality for BME workers are opposed. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Trade union leaders have published an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling for him to take a different path to achieve race equality at work and in the labour market to that recommended in the report from the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities.

The report has been criticised by many of the people and organisations listed by the Commission as consultees, who say that their testimonies and evidence have been ignored.

The trade union movement says that it rejects the idea that defending working class interests and pushing for equality for BME workers are opposed, noting that today’s working class is multi-ethnic and multi-faith.

The full text of the open letter from 36 trade union general secretaries to the Prime Minister is available to read on the TUC’s website.

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