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15 August 2016

TUC urges tougher action on post-Brexit racism in the workplace

There should be a zero-tolerance policy on racism in the workplace, following an increase in racist abuse the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has said.

Since the European Union referendum there has been a significant increase in hate crime and the TUC is pushing for firms to have a solid system in place for workers to report discrimination or abuse.

Zero-tolerance and anti-discrimination policies should be promoted, according to the TUC.

TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady says the recent surge in racist incidents since the Brexit vote is deeply disturbing.

She said: "We need to stand up for modern British and trade union values - respect for difference, dignity at work, and a deep opposition to racism and extremism."

She states that steps taken to reduce xenophobia and racism in Britain has not eradicated the issue, and the UK is still a long way from eliminating the problem entirely.

Ms O'Grady added: "Trade unions have long been a part of the fight against racism, but we can and should do more - as should the Government and employers across the UK."

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