BAME workers over a third more likely to be in insecure work, finds TUC

Black, Asian and minority ethnic workers are over a third more likely than white workers to be stuck in temporary or zero-hours work, according to a new TUC report released today (Friday). The study found that 1 in 13 BAME employees are in insecure jobs, compared to 1 in 20 white employees. There are over … Read more

BAME workers a third more likely to be underemployed, finds TUC report

Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers are a third more likely to be underemployed than white workers, according to a new TUC report published today (Monday). The research shows that if BAME workers faced the same rate as white workers, over 110,000 would be lifted out of underemployment. According to the latest ONS figures … Read more

Review launched to help BME workers progress in their careers

A consultation aimed at black and minority ethnic people has been launched to help understand the obstacles they face in the labour market. evidence shows people from BME backgrounds less likely to progress in the workplace than white counterparts investigation into why and how this can be changed government seeking evidence on economic and personal impact The … Read more

Business Secretary: More must be done to ensure BME workers get more job opportunities

Businesses must do more to help BME workers access the labour market, Business Secretary Sajid Javid said today (9 March 2016). Businesses must do more to help BME workers access the labour market and progress their careers, Business Secretary Sajid Javid said today (9 March 2016) at the first meeting of a new cross-Whitehall Ministerial taskforce when … Read more

Ethnic minority women more likely to believe that cancer is deadly and down to fate

Women from ethnic minorities in the UK are more likely to believe that cancer is incurable and is down to fate than their white counterparts, according to a Cancer Research UK study published in the British Journal of Cancer today. The researchers – from the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, based at University College London (UCL) … Read more