General Secretary of Unite, Len McCluskey, comments on the 20th Anniversary of Show Racism the Red Card
The objectives of SRtRC are as relevant today as they were when the organisation was first established 20 years ago
Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite the union
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.
Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite, said;
“Unite is proud to support the fantastic work Show Racism the Red Card does to tackle racism in society through its educational programmes using the power, influence and popularity of the beautiful game of football.
The objectives of SRtRC are as relevant today as they were when the organisation was first established 20 years ago. We know that racism takes many forms and is ever changing and it is only through ongoing education that we can combat its insidious affects and build the cohesive society we all want to see.
I wish all those involved in the work of Show Racism the Red Card my congratulations on their 20th Anniversary.”
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card, said:
“Show Racism the Red Card was established in 1996 with the help of the public sector trade union. Since then we have made great strides in combating racism through anti-racism education, but we still have a long way to go.
“We see the trade union movement as central to the focus of combating racism through education.”
Throughout 2016, the campaign will be organising a variety of events to celebrate and remember the great achievements of the campaign throughout its 20-year history.
SRtRC will look to involve as many individuals as possible in the 20th anniversary plans, both past and present, who have worked relentlessly and sacrificed their own time to make the campaign what it is today.
Without the hard work from staff, volunteers, funders, supporters, ex-professionals and current professional footballers the campaign would not be able to deliver the fantastic work it does today and has done for the last 20 years.
Throughout 2016 the campaign will be announcing its 20th anniversary plans through Twitter - @SRTRC_England, Facebook and the SRtRC website so keep an eye out for the key events of 2016.