LRD Booklets June 2005

Black and minority ethnic workers - tackling discrimination

Introduction (1017 words)

Around one in 12 people in Britain today belongs to a minority ethnic community - from recently arrived migrants to the many who were ...

1. Black and minority ethnic people and the labour market (587 words)

Black and minority ethnic (BME) communities make up eight per cent of the UK's population, and will account for half the growth of the ...

2. Black and minority ethnic women (1007 words)

There are 2.3 million minority ethnic women in the UK, making up just under four per cent of the total population and around eight ...

3. Organising and supporting black and minority ethnic workers (3624 words)

This chapter focuses on the practical issues and problems faced by unions at branch level when attempting to recruit, organise and support BME workers. ...

4. Discrimination and the law (3736 words)

The Race Relations Act 1976 (RRA) outlaws discrimination in employment, training, education, housing, the function of public authorities and the provision of goods, facilities ...

5. Race equality schemes, ethnic monitoring and the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 (3031 words)

Since 2002, public authorities such as local councils, hospital trusts and government departments should now have a race equality scheme in place, together with ...

6. Discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief (2364 words)

Trade unions need to engage with the issue of religious discrimination because it is often related to racial discrimination, and sometimes crops up in ...

7. Tackling Islamophobia (2835 words)

Trade unionists need to be aware that Islamophobia - anti-Muslim prejudice and racism - has intensified since the 9/11 attack on the World Trade ...

8. Racial harassment (3649 words)

Numerous surveys and reports continue to catalogue the extent of racial harassment faced by black and minority ethnic workers across a variety of industries ...

9. Migrant workers (2388 words)

Some sections of the media and politicians are fond of declaring that immigrants are a burden on society. But a study published in April ...

10. Learning and training (1130 words)

Training helps break down segregation at work and often brings skill recognition, higher status and better pay. However, as the T&G general union has ...

Further information (222 words)

Head office (for general enquiries) - St Dunstan's House, 201-211 Borough High Street, London SE1 1GZ. ...