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London GMB Race Group wins GMB congress equality award

Sunday, June 5, 2016

London GMB Race Group Receives Equality Award At GMB Congress In Bournemouth

The GMB London Race group has been instrumental in empowering ethnic minority GMB members and challenging race discrimination in the workplace and society at large says GMB.

GMB Race Group won the prestigious GMB President’s Award for the “Most Inspirational Equality Project for Organising” at GMB Congress today (Sunday, 5th June 2016).

The group was formed in 2015 by ethnic minority GMB and since then has had a strong presence at GMB London Region Equality Conference and UK Black pride and organised a number of events including activities at LGBT History Month and support for Grunwick 40.

Mary Turner, GMB National President, presented the award on Sunday 5th June 2016.

The 99th GMB Congress, comprising of 500 elected lay members and 300 visitors and guests, started today (Sunday 5th June) and runs until Thursday 9th June at Bournemouth’s International Centre. GMB Congress delegates were elected from the GMB membership to represent over 640,000 members from every part of the UK and Ireland and every sector of the economy.  Congress is the supreme policy making body in GMB.

Kamaljeet Jandu, GMB National Equality Officer, said "GMB London Race Group has been instrumental in empowering ethnic minority members and challenging and organising against race discrimination in the workplace and society at large and I’m sure they will continue to do so for years to come.”

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Contact:  Kamaljeet Jandu GMB Equality and Inclusion Officer on 07956 237178 or GMB Press Office: 07921 289880 or 07974 251823. Photograph available from Andrew Wiard Photographer on 07973 219201 or andrew@reportphotos.com

 

 

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