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Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity Publishes Report Into Representation and Conflict in the Entertainment Trade Unions

The report presents crucial action points highlighting the barriers our members face engaging with the MU, and how we can take steps to remove them.

Published: 09 November 2021 | 12:09 PM
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It’s crucial that our Black, Asian and minority ethnic members feel fully represented and included in all aspects of the MU’s work. Photo credit: Shutterstock

The report, which was published on Wednesday 3 November by the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity presents groundbreaking work on the importance of unions on diversity.

The MU Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion John Shortell welcomed the findings, and looked at the next steps the MU needs to take in discussing them:

“The MU welcomes the report by the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity that holds the entertainment trade unions to account on their work to tackle racism. It’s crucial that our Black, Asian and minority ethnic members feel fully represented and included in all aspects of the MU’s work.

“We thank the authors of the report Riaz Meer and Jack Newsinger for highlighting the barriers our members face engaging with the MU, and how we can take steps to remove them. We will be discussing the report’s recommendations with our Network for Members who Experience Racism, the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Executive Committee.”

Interested members can read the full report on the Birmingham City University website.

We are behind every musician

As a trade union we are here to represent, support and provide advice to our members. If you are an MU member experiencing racism or any other form of discrimination, you should contact your Regional Office.

Find out more about what we do for musicians experiencing racism.

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