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NCH&C signs up to UNISON’s Anti-Racism Charter

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

To mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, NCH&C is pleased to announce that last week we signed up to UNISON’s Anti-Racism Charter.

UNISON is the biggest NHS trade union and is committed to the principles of equality. The Anti-Racism Charter calls for employers to commit to clear actions to help eliminate racial discrimination and be an anti-racist organisation and includes actions such as:

  • Championing a racially diverse workforce
  • Having a clear programme of anti-racist initiatives
  • Reporting on ethnicity pay gaps
  • Monitoring disciplinary and grievance processes to eliminate unconscious bias.

NCH&C will regularly review its progress towards these actions with UNISON throughout the coming year.

Stephen Collman, Chief Executive said: “We proudly signed Unison’s Anti-Racism Charter as we are fully committed to a culture of inclusion and safe spaces at the trust. At NCH&C we believe that there is strength in diversity and that we are able to better treat patients when we reflect our diverse communities. We are proud to champion anti-racism across our community trust so that not only do we treat our patients with respect and dignity, but our colleagues can work in safety, and progress and develop their skills and expertise to improve the health outcomes for our population.”

Rhado Kerrigan, UNISON Branch Secretary said: “UNISON is delighted that NCH&C has chosen to sign up to the charter. This shows its committed to tackling race discrimination in all of its forms and will lead to fairer and better workplaces for Black workers.”

You can see the UNISON Anti-Racism Charter in full here.

You can find out more information on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination here.