• Sunday, October 02, 2022


Racial bias ‘limiting ability to Unite’

Gerard Coyne at the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Hounslow

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A CONTENDER for the leadership of Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union has said racial discrimination and harassment have limited the union’s ability to organise. Gerard Coyne, Unite’s regional secretary for the West Midlands, said many of the union’s black and Asian members face discrimination at their places of work. Described the bias as both direct and indirect, he added that the proverbial “glass ceiling” prevented many ethnic minority members from accessing certain jobs. Coyne spoke to Eastern Eye following his visit to the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Hounslow on February 9. He is challenging incumbent Len McCluskey…

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