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Usdaw joins tens of thousands in standing together against racism on Wear Red Day #WRD21

Date: 22 October 2021 Members and reps from the retail trade union Usdaw will today join tens of thousands of people in schools and workplaces across the UK to stand up against racism on Friday 22 October 2021 by taking part in Wear Red Day.
Wear Red Day is the national day of action for the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity, Show Racism the Red Card. The charity is calling on people to wear something red on the day and raise funds to support their anti-racism education work with young people and adults in the UK.
 
Paddy Lillis – Usdaw General Secretary says: “Wear Red Day reminds us all that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Regardless of race, religious belief or national origin everyone must be allowed to go about their lives free from fear of abuse.
 
“Across the country Usdaw reps will be supporting Wear Red Day in a range of ways to both raise awareness and funds for the educational work delivered by Show Racism the Red Card.
 
“These activities complement Usdaw’s ongoing No Room for Racism campaign, which involves the union’s reps running workplace campaigns all year round; doing what our reps do best, standing up for workers at the sharp end and bringing people together. They engage members, non-members and employers with our anti-racist message - not in my name, not in my workplace.”
 
Notes for editors:
 
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 380,000 members. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemical industry and other trades.
 
Wear Red Day #WRD21: www.theredcard.org/wear-red-day
 
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is the UK’s largest anti-racism educational charity. Founded in 1996, the charity uses the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society and works with schools, football clubs, trade unions and companies to deliver unique anti-racism education to children, young people and adults. Each year Show Racism the Red Card delivers training to more than 50,000 people across the UK.
 
For Usdaw press releases visit: http://www.usdaw.org.uk/news and you can follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion

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