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Pension freeze for minorities who retire abroad

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People who retire to countries such as India, Pakistan, Trinidad &Tobago, Grenada, Nigeria and Kenya are not entitled to their full pension payout, unlike those retiring and staying in the UK and Europe.

People from Black and minority ethnic (BME) background who retire to certain countries will have their state pension frozen for the duration of their retirement and this will have a detrimental effect on future of BME finances according to a report by equality think tank Runnymede Trust.

OBV brings 'historic' Leadership Programme to Greater Manchester

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On Tuesday (24th May 2022) Operation Black Vote (OBV) launched their first Civic Leadership Programme of the year as well as their first based in the Greater Manchester area. The programme seeks to nurture Greater Manchester’s future leaders in order to equip communities facing racial inequality with the knowledge needed to begin life as a Public Appointee.

The speakers (from left): Ashok Viswanathan, Andy Burnham, Diane Modahl and Alyson Malach

‘So-and-so is earning this so why am I not earning that?’

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Michele had big dreams

Michele would achieve these dreams a lot quicker if she was being paid the same salary as her colleague Bill.

Despite working the same role, the most glaring difference between Michele and Bill is that Michele misses out on nearly £8,500 each year. …

“Michele” in this case represents one of the many women originating from African and/or Caribbean or Black and mixed heritage backgrounds who have fallen prey to pay disparities ranging from £3,000 to £10,000 each year.

Local Elections 2022: Register to Vote

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a) Deadline for registering to vote

Register by 11:59pm on 14 April to vote in the following elections on 5 May2022:

  • local government, combined authority mayoral, mayoral and parish council elections in England
  • local government and community council elections in Wales
  • Northern Ireland Assembly election

Register by 11:59pm on 18 April to vote in the local government elections in Scotland on 5 May 2022.

b) Register online

Why Harriet Tubman's inspirational legacy will outlive us all

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March 2022 marks the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of Harriet Tubman, who died on the 10th of March in 1913. Last week some of us saw an opportunity to celebrate her profound life. But why is it that we continue to adore, celebrate and take inspiration from this exceptional woman almost seven generations later? Read on to find out.

IWD: Sonia Boyce - A woman of radical political artistry

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As we celebrate the inspiring legacy of International Women’s Day, let us take a closer look at acclaimed Afro-Caribbean artist, social activist, and feminist, Sonia Boyce.

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