Ethnicity Pay Gap Debate – 2021

Yesterday, Monday 20th September 2021, was the Parliamentary debate on mandatory reporting of the Ethnicity Pay Gap.  Many of you will know that I have been campaigning about this issue for over 3.5 years.  The #EthnicityPayGap campaign called for the mandatory reporting of the Ethnicity Pay Gap and for organisations to work towards closing the gap as the gap discrimi...
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Ethnicity Pay Gap Update

The #EthnicityPayGap campaign has been in existence for over 3 years. We have demanded that government have a debate on mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting. We have stood firm on these requirements and have encourage others to do the same. As our campaign began to grow we galvanised more people to raise their voices to ask for a debate to be held in parliament to ensure that ...
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The Awakening – #EthnicityPayGap

I was very pleased to see a piece in the Guardian Newspaper today, announcing that Business, Unions and EHRC press the government on Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting. In the article it states that the UK’s biggest business lobby group the TUC, and human rights watch dog expressed the importance of data gathering to help tackle racial inequalities. The article goes on to say in a le...
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A New Survey Is Launched To Explore Black Women’s Experience of Pay Disparity

The founder of the #EthinicityPayGap campaign, Dianne Greyson, has developed an online questionnaire that aims to explore the extent and impact of pay inequality on black women living in the UK. The survey, which went live on the 1st of June 2021 and has already generated responses, will be formally launched on the June 7th 2021 and Dianne encourages all black women livin...
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My Inspiration – Affirmation for International Women’s Day 8th March 2021

I have been inspired throughout my life. When I have been interviewed, one question pops up quite often, who has inspired you the most, like clockwork I would say my mum. I am not often asked why my mum inspires me. As we approach International Women's Day I thought I would use this opportunity to give the why. My mum was born in Trinidad and Tobago, she was the oldest of 7 ...
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Covid-19 and The Socioeconomic Impact that is The Ethnicity Pay Gap

The Health Foundation published a report  last year, identifying that those mostly affected by Covid-19 come from a low socioeconomic environment. It says, Even before the pandemic hit, low-income families in the UK had experienced several years of particularly weak income growth, with incomes at roughly the same level as they were nearly 2 decades ago and o...
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BIDEN WINS!!

When I saw the announcement on Saturday 7th November 2020, I was so happy. I jumped up and down, I was so elated. People may think this is an odd response from someone who lives in the UK. Not at all, there are many people in the UK who felt the same way I did. Emotions were on full display. My twitter feed was immersed with joy and happiness. As I continued with my happy thoug...
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BAME- Is This Term Relevant Today?

There has been a lot of debate about whether BAME should be used to describe non-white people. The BBC asks in 2018, should the term BAME be ditched. In the article Professor Ted Cantle, who chaired a government review of community cohesion began arguing that including different people under one label - black - was confusing and wouldn't work. Professor Tariq argued it was part...
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DATA REVIEW

I have been reading many articles churning out data around Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, in particular data around race. I have not seen anything that I would call surprising. Data is very important to show progress or the lack of progress being made. It also helps us to reflect on our past and gives us indicators on how to work towards our future. I will be presentin...
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2020, A Year of Innovation

Innovation isn't the first thing that springs to mind when you think about 2020. The Corona Virus would normally be top of the list as would the death of George Floyd. It was at a beach side restaurant that I attended with my friend that I thought that if there was anything positive about 2020 it was the spirit of innovation. At the beach side restaurant, I notice how busy it ...
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