[2022] Motion 34 Working in partnership to defeat racism

Composited motion

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Congress applauds the work of the TUC Anti-Racism Task Force (ARTF) which has been supported by trade union members during its work over the last two years.

Congress further notes the work of affiliates to engage with employers in the fight against racism and all forms of discrimination.

Examples of this include:

i. the creation of Black members networks in unions

ii. the appointment of anti-racism representatives in all branches of a union

iii. the launch of anti-racism roadshows across regional or bargaining networks with input from senior management to explain the actions they are taking in the fight against racism at the workplace

iv. the creation of joint race action plans with employers such as that within the probation service (Napo/UNISON/ Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service). This particular project was developed following a joint union/employer survey on the experiences of Black staff working in probation

v. joint race surveys across staffing groups to inform joint initiatives to tackle racism.

Congress agrees that any further work identified by the ARTF in its report to Congress can be enhanced by more affiliates seeking to adopt and benchmark the above initiatives in their engagement with senior leaders across the public and private sectors.