UNISON East Midlands have launched a pioneering initiative to tackle racism with a new anti-racism charter and workplace champion programme.
The Charter represents a joint commitment from UNISON and the Employer to Black workers in your workplace. It is the product of joint working between UNISON staff, activists and employers from across the East Midlands.
The initiative was launched at a regional Black members event in Nottingham, where East Midlands Probation Service became the first employer to sign the charter.
Gilly Anglin-Jarrett, Chair of UNISON East Midlands Regional Black Members Committee said: “This campaign project has been an excellent example of how the Black members network, the regional ream, and participating branches and employers can come together to implement organisational changes in workplaces.”
The Charter is intended to hold all parties accountable to a meaningful commitment to tackle workplace Racism in all the forms it takes in our workplaces and the working lives of Black workers.
The Charter underpins the role of Anti-Racism Champions, who will work alongside organisational leaders to challenge Racism internally and externally wherever it arises in relation to the organisation.