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Positive Moves in Employment
The work we are describing below is essential in Scotland as recent statistical information gathered by us has highlighted the fact that 70% of Housing Associations do not employ BME Refugee Staff and only 1 local authority states that it has achieved a representative workforce. This is backed up by numerous research reports which indicate that labour market discrimination is deep rooted, widespread and persistent. EOC research into the inter-relationship between race and gender discrimination (Moving on Up, 2007) highlighted that BME women, “face institutional discrimination which works in complex and subtle ways to prevent minority ethnic women from participation and progress in the Scottish labour market”