We welcome the EHRC’s announcement that they are launching an inquiry into the impact of coronavirus on ethnic minorities. Wales TUC has been vocal about the impact of the coronavirus on BME workers and communities since the beginning of this crisis.
We look forward to working with EHRC Wales to raise issues of systemic, structural racism and inequality we see in Wales today.
It is important that this inquiry does not just focus on the impact of coronavirus on BME workers. It also needs to look at the wider socio economic inequalities and structural racism. This includes considering:
Read our Covid-19 guide for BME workers in Wales which expands on the issues faced by BME workers today.