Black AIG trainee will get payout after victim of ‘unconscious bias’

A black finance worker has sued City giant AIG after her boss dismissed her complaint she was the victim of ‘unconscious bias’, saying it did not exist in her team. Investment apprentice Julie Nyeko told senior manager Brenda Monaghan she was worried she was being unfairly treated due to her race. She insisted colleagues neededContinue reading “Black AIG trainee will get payout after victim of ‘unconscious bias’”

Social care in crisis as stressed and angry workers demand: ‘End this nightmare’

Social care is facing the worst workforce disaster in living memory as exhausted and underpaid carers quit the profession in their tens of thousands. A catastrophic cocktail of low wages, staff burnout, mandatory Covid jabs and post-Brexit immigration rules has brought the industry looking after our old and vulnerable to its knees. But today theContinue reading “Social care in crisis as stressed and angry workers demand: ‘End this nightmare’”

Sadiq Khan needs 24/7 protection ‘due to colour of his skin and god he worships’

The mayor of London has said it is “tough” to have 24/7 protection but that it is necessary because of the “colour of his skin and the god he worships”. Sadiq Khan told a fringe event at Labour’s annual conference in Brighton that when he was first elected mayor in 2016 he rejected the suggestionContinue reading “Sadiq Khan needs 24/7 protection ‘due to colour of his skin and god he worships’”

Inside Housing launches new series on racism and housing

The new series follows on from the creation of its race and housing editorial panel, which was set up almost a year ago. The aim of the panel was to provide Inside Housing with ideas for stories and research, and to challenge and inform how the publication approaches its work. The panel has already fed into numerous articlesContinue reading “Inside Housing launches new series on racism and housing”

‘Britain is bullying us’: Gurkha hunger strike protest enters fifth day

A group of Gurkhas who are on hunger strike outside Downing Street has told LBC they received less pension money for their sacrifice than service dogs. The demonstration, which has entered its fifth day, is hoping to pressure the UK Government into reviewing their army pensions so they are on a level footing with theirContinue reading “‘Britain is bullying us’: Gurkha hunger strike protest enters fifth day”