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GMB Criticises Prime Minister’s ‘Hypocrisy’ Over Race Audit

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Theresa May has the power to address cultures of discrimination.

GMB, the general union, has criticised Prime Minister Theresa May’s hypocrisy over today’s race audit announcement. [1]

The union says that while the light shed by the audit is welcome – merely presenting the data is not enough when the Government has the power to improve the lives of millions of the UK’s BME citizens.

Kamaljeet Jandu, GMB Equality Officer, said:

“We welcome the light shed by the race audit, showing discrimination is a daily way of life for too many people, but Theresa May's hypocrisy is astounding.

“As Prime Minister, she has the power to address cultures of discrimination by restoring spending on public services from education and the NHS to the civil service - as well as fully supporting the Equality and Human Rights Commission.”

ENDS

Contact: GMB press office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

Notes to editors

[1] https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/09/audit-lays-bare-racial-disparities-in-uk-schools-courts-and-workplaces
 

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