Wednesday, June 06, 2007

NEC funks confronting race discrimination at work

The NEC has now moved on to discuss policy on Conference motions and amendments.

We have agreed to support motion 24 with qualifications. I opposed the “qualifications” in our support for this worthwhile motion, which deals with the incidence of disciplinary action against black and ethnic minority staff, but this position was defeated.

I was also very disappointed that the NEC also agreed to seek withdrawal of motion 25 on the grounds that we didn’t think that the data on barriers to promotion and progression of black staff would be available.

I hope that the National Black Members Committee will not lightly agree to withdraw this important topic from our Conference agenda.

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