UNISON continue to show fantastic support for Show Racism the Red Card
We are indebted to UNISON for helping us get the support of the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) throughout the North East.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of SRtRC
Unison have once again continued to show fantastic support to Show Racism the Red Card by including the campaign in their regional manifesto. In the manifesto it states that Unison is endorsing Police and Crime Commissioner candidates who are committed to a number of criteria. One of which is as follows,
“Fund the charity ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ to enable citizens to familiarise themselves with the causes and consequences of racism and to respect the differences between people, regardless of ethnicity.”
Since the establishment of Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) in 1996 Trade Unions have been pivotal in the campaigns success of reaching 20 years of anti-racism education.
The funding provided by Trade Unions has allowed for a variety of anti-racism educational work to be carried out by the campaign to both young people and adults.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red card, said:
"UNISON have supported our anti-racism campaign since the onset in January 1996 and have been fantastic supporters of our work. Northern Region UNISON are working with us on a number of exciting new projects around adult education in the North East of England. In addition, we are indebted to UNISON for helping us get the support of the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) throughout the North East."
Clare Williams, Unison Northern Region, said:
"Unison works closely with SRtRC and believes it is crucial to ensure continued financial support in times of austerity. The current national context has seen a rise in racism, islamophobia and attacks on immigration and migrant workers. The North East is suffering from the impact of the Government cuts and the work of SRtRC is essential to work with organisations to challenge misconceptions in our workplaces and communities about the impact of immigration and to challenge racism.
We are extremely pleased that the 3 Labour PCC’s have made a commitment to working with Unison and SRtRC on promoting equalities and working to promote cultural diversity and community cohesion."