Young People Together for Employment Rights workshop

More than a third of Black and Minority Ethnic Refugee (BMER) workers in the UK have faced bullying, abuse and racial discrimination by employers, while BMER young people, in particular, are much more likely to be underemployed and to find themselves in precarious employment (such as zero hours contracts) subject to short-notice hour-reductions. These worrying facts together with the fast-rise of increasingly complex and devious employment practices have informed our objective to address the knowledge-gap BMER young people face upon entering employment and to provide them with the tools to empower themselves and their communities to take action against workplace exploitation and discrimination through collective action.

We are holding a one day workshop to provide essential knowledge on employment rights and the recourse anti-discrimination law in the workplace. Through this workshop, we aim to engage participants in workers’ campaigns and unions, such as Unite the Union to emphasise the importance of collective action to address community-wide issues in employment.

This workshop is aimed at young people from Black Minority Ethnic & Refugee (BMER) backgrounds between the ages of 16 - 25, but anyone between the ages of 16-25 who is not BMER is welcome to attend.

If you would like to receive more information on this project or are interested in collaborations, please contact Ayah Omar, Project Officer at ayah@rota.org.uk or Tahira, Part-time Volunteer at tahira@rota.org.uk.