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Justice for Ethnic Minority workers in the UK

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Everyone deserves equality and to be treated with respect just like every human being in the workplace whether they are Black, White or Asian. We live in a multicultural society, so why are ethnic minority’s treated differently? ....

They contribute so much to our society and yet they are treated like slaves. 

Cleveland Cable Company in Belvedere forcefully dismissed ethnic minority workers unfairly for being members of Trade Union, raising health and safety issues, unequal pay and much more.  

Mr Jhalanath Sharma and Mr Jun Gurung a very loyal and hard working people from Nepal were forcefully dismissed from the company because they were raising important issues to the management. The company was consistently paying lower wages for the same work, altering employment contracts, forcing to sign papers without allowing workers to understand them, blaming on employees for wrongdoing, enforcing manufactured fines forcefully, hiding incidents and covering them up by false witness statements and much more. 

Mostly the members of senior management team verbally abused all Nepali workers by saying, "they are animals" if they don't understand English. Furthermore, they also consistently say, "poor people do not need higher pay", “they are all slaves". More importantly, if any member of working staff refused to sign any documents, they would be forcefully locked in the office until they agreed to do so.

"All Gurkhas and Nepali are slaves". Mr Gurung is an honorary retired Gurkha serviceman who dedicated his life fighting for the UK with the British Army and Mr Sharma is a GMB representative at the company whose only goal was to raise issues and his voice. Both of them have been a victim of discrimination, harassment, victimisation, slavery, and inequality while working in this company. After all these years of loyalty and hard work, they were forcefully dismissed without any reason and appreciation.

We tried to get justice but the company did not disclose the required documents instead they hid and forged documents, and because of that, we were prevented from getting a fair trial and justice.

Please, help us get justice so that companies like this will stop treating and taking advantage of ethnic minorities. I want no one out there to be treated like this. Us minorities are from disadvantaged countries who come here to create a better lifestyle for our families and their future.

And big companies like this are silencing our voice. They are taking advantage of our kindness and loyalty. 

Let's come TOGETHER as one to STOP this, and help give JUSTICE to ethnic minority workers in the UK.

Help me so I can help you.

"They can try to silence us, but they can never take away our voice" - Mr Sharma & Mr Gurung 

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