Racism in UK universities

The Universities and Colleges Union is holding a day of action today.

The campaign aims to highlight the issues faced in our workplaces by black workers in the post-16 education sector and to raise the profile and progression of race equality in the union.

The day of action will also look at a new UCU report of the experience of UCU’s black members from a survey conducted in 2015.

The survey of 631 black union members working in post-16 education found that:

  • over two-thirds (71%) said they had ‘often’ or ‘sometimes’ been subject to bullying and harassment from managers
  • nine out of ten (90%) black staff members report having faced barriers to promotion in colleges and universities.

For more, go here.