Thinking and Talking About: Reframing Racism in the Labour Market

Date and time of event: Sat 25 Jun 2016 – 10:30 to 13:00
Venue: TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London
Costs: Free Admission (Registration Essential) – Limited Spaces
The TUC is a partner in a project with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to look at recent research on ethnicity and poverty, and the need for a new narrative on race equality.

This session will examine the current narrative on race equality and how it undermines trade unionists’ and anti-racism activists’ attempts to combat racial inequality in the labour market, at work and in the community. For example, think about the way much of the media stereotypes some people as lazy, feckless, the under serving poor, or even criminalised.

Meanwhile, the objective reality, confirmed by empirical evidence, is of higher rates of unemployment for BAME workers, higher rates of unemployment at every skill level for BAME workers, greater exposure to insecure employment such as Zero Hours Contracts for BAME workers, occupation segregation, cross-cut with the gender pay gap and age discrimination, and with specific causes of discrimination against individuals and groups.

Participants at this event will have the opportunity to discuss ‘alternative narratives’ that could be developed and to explore how these could be used to improve trade unions’, the TUC’s and SERTUC’s campaigns on race equality in the labour market, the workplace and in the community, and to provide new opportunities for anti-racist campaigners.

This will be a conversation, not a briefing.  lease register by contacting: sertucevents@tuc.org.uk or calling 020 7467 1220 

 

 

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