Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating Black History Month by signing a charter aimed at combating racism In the public sector.
UNISON’s Anti-Racism Charter commits the Service and its leaders to a range of pledges designed to prevent racial bias.
It includes championing a racially diverse workforce, having a clear programme of anti-racist initiatives and providing equality training for all staff.
Chief Fire Officer Simon Hardiman said: “We’re very pleased to be making this pledge to tackle racism and continue to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce here in Shropshire. We’re committed to creating an organisation that makes staff feel welcomed, encouraged and able to bring their full self to work. We believe that by doing this we are not only creating the best environment for our employees but ensuring we deliver the best service to our communities.”