Workplaces show their support for Show Racism the Red Card

Tim Lezard Europe, UK, Unison, Racism

Show Racism The Red CardUnion members around the country are today wearing red to commemorate a day of anti-racist action.

They are showing their support for Show Racism the Red Card to demonstrate their stance against racism and to raise funds to support the delivery of anti-racism education throughout the UK.

SRtRC chief executive Ged Grebby said: “Today is a great opportunity for union members to demonstrate their commitment to equality and to show their support for Show Racism the Red Card.

“By wearing any item of red clothing on the day, even red socks, you can help us raise awareness and much needed funds to fight racism and help unite our communities.

“At a time when a wide range of social injustices continue to divide communities, SRtRC are glad union members are joining us promoting a strong anti-racism message and celebrating unity, togetherness and solidarity.”

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “I am extremely proud of the positive and productive working relationship that Unite has established with SRtRC over a number of years,.

“I very much welcome the joint initiatives we have worked on with them to take their work to our members.”

One workplace supporting the venture is DHL in Somerset. Usdaw regional organiser Ron Hemming told UnionNews why his members are paying to wear red for the day.

He said: “We have workers here from all over the world. It’s a multiracial site and we are keen to let people know there is no place for racism anywhere in society.

“We have a partnership agreement with the employer and very much like to work on issues together. We approached them and they immediately said ‘Yes’, without question. They were happy to relax the dress code for the day and put posters up around the site.”

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