GMB Experts in the World of Work
Join GMB today
 Follow @GMB_union

Pro Footballers On Anti-Racism

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GMB Equality Conference In Leeds On Tuesday 3rd March Welcomes Former Professional Footballers To Speak On Anti-Racism

We have the spectre of FIFA organising a World cup in Qatar in 2022 where 4,000 migrant workers mainly from the Far East will be killed building the stadia before a ball is even kicked so bad are the health and safety arrangements says GMB.

GMB, the union for workers all across the UK will welcome ex-professional footballers Chris Kamara, Ken Monkou Gary Bennett and John Hendry to address delegates at GMB's equality conference, about their work against racism in football and society in general. GMB is holding its 2015 Equality conference in the Marriott Hotel Leeds, until Wednesday 4th March

They work with campaigning organisation Show Racism The Red Card (SRTRC) which is the UK’s anti-racism educational charity and was established in January 1996. The majority of the campaign’s output is the delivery of education to young people and adults in their schools, their workplaces and at events held in football stadiums. Across Britain, Show Racism the Red Card delivers training to more than 50,000 individuals per year. They will address conference at :

11.50 A.M.  ON

TUESDAY 3RD MARCH

MARRIOTT HOTEL

TREVELYAN SQUARE

BOAR LANE

LEEDS

LS1 6ET

The players will be available for press interviews at 12.50

GMB’s equality work covers six strands; gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, migrant workers and youth.  All workers have a right to be treated the same and not be discriminated against at work. GMB Workplace Organisers are trained to negotiate equal treatment at work and to organise their workplaces so that collective action can keep GMB members safe from unequal treatment in the workplace. GMB members are backed up UNIONLINE the law firm owned by trade union members.

Kamaljeet Jandu, GMB National Equality and Diversity Officer said, "We must all remain vigilant to racism in football.

Whether it is on the terraces, in the Metro in Paris or on the pitch, racism will continue to flourish unless the Russian, European and World football authorities stop being in denial about racism in football.

We have the spectre of FIFA organising a World cup in Qatar in 2022 where 4,000 migrant workers mainly from the Far East will be killed building the stadia before a ball is even kicked so bad are the health and safety arrangements. This is institutional racism in football of the worst kind."

Ends

Contact: Kamaljeet Jandu, GMB National Equality and Diversity Officer on 07956 237178 or GMB Press Office: 07974 251823

 

Share this page
+1