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Trade Unions and young black (BME) Workers
Please only respond to this survey if you are aged between 16 to 28 and identify as being black or BME

Are you currently or have you ever been a member of a trade union ?

If you answered yes to Q1, were you asked to join?

Did you use your own initiative to join

Was there a local rep at your workplace to help you join

Did you have to call the union head office to join ?

Have you ever experienced a problem at work ?

If you answered yes to the last question, please provide details

For example, disciplinary, discrimination, sickness absence, harassment, bullying, bad workplace practices

Did you ask your union for advice or representation?

Did the union refuse to help or advise you?

If you answered yes to the previous question please provide more details below

Did a union tell you that you have not been a member long enough to qualify for help?

If you answered yes to the previous question were you ever asked to join before you contacted the union yourself ?

Do you feel that the union let you down because of inadequate advice or representation?

If you answered yes to the previous question please provide more info

Has your employer subjected you to unfair disciplinary action?

Did you receive a disciplinary penalty or were you dismissed

We're you satisfied with the union input?

Have you been discriminated against, bullied or harassed at work because of age, race and / or religion?

Did the union have a good understanding of race or age discrimination

Has your union ever sided, unfairly in your view , with your employer against you?

Do you feel the union treated you differently from other workers , in a negative way?

If you are happy with the union representation you have received please provide further details

E.g how did they help, what did they do well, was there a positive outcome as a result

If you are unhappy with the union please explain why

e.g discriminated against, union was hostile or dismissive, did not give good advice

Have you ever had to get advice or representation from elsewhere because your union let you down ?

Would your experiences put you off joining a union or going to them for help in the future?

Are you interested in becoming a union rep / more actively involved in unions?

Have you ever been discouraged by a union from becoming more involved ?

Did the union try to pigeon hole you into being an equality rep ?

Please provide any other info about your experiences with unions, good or bad

If you feel comfortable doing so, please provide the name of the union (s) and industry / area of work

If there was a trade union specifically for black workers would you join it?

Would like to stay in touch by joining the BARAC mailing list? If so please provide your contact details