Black and Ethnic Equality
The Committee have continued their campaigning against the far Right by leafleting, taking part in counter demonstrations and working with organisations like Unite Against Facism, and Hope not Hate.
The Committee has been looking at issues such as racial harassment and how to increase the numbers of black and ethnic minority people both in the union and in the industry. It is very clear that black people are woefully under-represented in the industry and this must change.
Committee members took an active part in researching the On Track With Diversity report which looks at solutions to diversify the grade.
ASLEF sends a full delegation to the TUC Black Worker's Conference every year. In 2012 they submitted a motion on the increase in racial violence and racism against staff and passengers on the railway.
Floyd Doyle, Chair of the BEM Representative Committee holds a position on the TUC Race Relations Committee, while Paul Patmore, Secretary of the BEM Representative Committee, has a position on the STUC Black Workers Committee.
The BEM Representative Committee produces a newsletter called 'Fresh Tracks'. This is available to all BEM members; if you do not receive your copy please contact Head Office on 020 7324 2400. Alternatively you can view a copy online.