3 May 2020 2:00pm–3:30pm
Recent figures show African, Asian and Caribbean people make up one third of Covid-19 patients in intensive care, two thirds of NHS staff who have died, all the doctors who have died after contracting Covid-19 and double the average of households who have lost jobs and/or income. This comes as reports are emerging that African, Caribbean and Asian nursing staff are feeling targeted to work on Covid-19 wards over and above their white counterparts.
Portsmouth SUTR are holding a public meeting to discuss this on Sunday May 3rd “Covid 19 and Racism – Black workers on the frontline” at 2pm on Zoom.
Speakers are Roger McKenzie, the Assistant General Secretary of
UNISON, Amanda Martin, President of NEU (National Education Union) alongside the Vice Chair and the Equality officer from Portsmouth City UNISON branch.
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