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Petition to Sadiq Khan, UK Parliament, Theresa May MP, David Cameron MP, Human Rights Campaign,

Justice for Ethnic Minority workers in the UK

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 

Samir Sharma
527 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA

Strip Bell Pottinger of its membership of the trade body PRCA

This Friday the public relations company Bell Pottinger will be hauled before the public relations and communications association (PRCA) disciplinary committee for its work for Guptas’s Oakbay company.  This is over the secret campaign it ran to stir up racial tension in South Africa to draw attention away from the Gupta family who are accused of exploiting their friendship with President Jacob Zuma to extract billions of dollars from the state. Mmusi Maimane, leader of the South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance party, has demanded that the British PR industry body strips Bell Pottinger of its membership of the trade body for running a “hateful and divisive campaign to divide South Africa along the lines of race”. Bell Pottinger is accused of seeking to stir up anger about “white monopoly capital” and the “economic apartheid” in the country, allegedly orchestrating the creation of fake Twitter accounts to target prominent white business people in South Africa (including some of whom were clients of Bell Pottinger). “Bell Pottinger must face consequences for their collusion with the Guptas using a hateful and divisive campaign to divide South Africans along the lines of race. This was coordinated campaign to further Gupta financial interests‚ and ensure the captured ANC continued to provide lucrative contracts that lined Gupta pockets,” Maimane said. “South Africa is not a political playground where international corporations can disregard ethics to turn a profit"

Philip Geerdts
33 supporters