North East Ambulance Service sign UNISON’s Anti-Racism Charter

UNISON’s Anti-Racism Charter is more than just a document with ideas on how to challenge workplace racial discrimination, it is constant commitment to transform public-service employers into explicitly anti-racist institutions.

Brian Dodds, UNISON Branch Secretary at NEAS, commented on NEAS signing the Charter:

“By signing our Anti-Racism Charter, NEAS is setting an example about the way employers should value all their staff. The Charter makes meaningful commitments to supporting Black staff and this is a great example of what can be achieved through effective partnership working.

“It is commendable that NEAS have moved quickly to support the Charter, becoming only the second organisation in the region to sign up. Hopefully many others will sign up soon too.”

NEAS Chief Executive, Helen Ray said: “Signing up to this pledge helps to demonstrate our commitment to be an anti-racism organisation and supports the wider work we are doing to address racism and hate in the Trust.

“For example, for Hate Crime week this week we have launched a guide for managers and colleague to improve out support for victims of hate and improved internal processes.

“Racism and hate in all forms have a substantial impact on people and we are committed to ensure it is not tolerated and we take effective action against perpetrators in partnership with other agencies such as the Police.”

To find our more about the contents of the Charter please visit:…/Anti-racism-charter.pdf