Local Member of Parliament for Sherwood, Mark Spencer, has welcomed the government’s plan to introduce the ‘Race at Work Charter’ as a positive step forward.
The charter, which is designed to tackle injustices in the workplace, comes one year after the government published the findings of a world-first ‘Race Disparity Audit’, which looked at how people from different ethnic backgrounds are treated across society.
The Race at Work Charter formally commits businesses to a set of principles and actions, which are designed to remove any barriers that people may face because of their ethnic background. So far, there have been a number of high-profile organisations and businesses that have already signed up to the Charter, including NHS England, KPMG, Saatchi & Saatchi, RBS, the Civil Service and Lloyds Banking Group.
Discussing the new charter, Mark said “This is a positive step from the government to make the workplace more meritocratic. It’s important that you’re able to achieve your potential at work, no matter what your background, race, religion or ethnicity.”
“This charter is a clear sign of the government’s commitment to equal opportunities in the work place, and it’s something that I’m proud to support. I would also tell any local employers and employees to take a look at the Charter, and if they have any questions about it at all to email me.”