Our BME Members’ group, draws on the expertise of UCU members of the University’s BME network, the group will track the University’s REC initiatives from a critical distance in order to ensure that they do not turn into box-ticking exercises. It provides a space for BME members to discuss everyday racism and push for culture change. We would love for as many members, whether BME or not, to join us. Recruitment, equal pay, anti–racism; these are all union issues.
CUCU are delighted to support the Everyday Racism incident reporting platform, an anonymised tool for reporting racist incidents at Cambridge, developed by the department of Sociology. Please take a look at the platform website and share the link with your colleagues.
See the experiences of BME staff working in further and higher education in UCU’s Black Members Standing Committee short film Witness: