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16 June 2020

Our pledge: Unity over division

As part of our continuing focus on equality and diversity, we’ve signed up to Unite the Union’s Unity over Division Charter.

Focusing on race, ethnicity, religion and nationality, the charter details five key principles that we promise to uphold; moving towards a more inclusive and harmonious place of work.

NCHA and Unite believe that there’s no place for racial discrimination and intolerance in our society.



We pledge to:
  • Appoint an Inclusion Champio to lead on the Unity over Division agenda.
  • Train all our colleagues on how to adhere to our equality and diversity policy.
  • Provide information and material to promote equality and harmony in the workplace.
  • Stand with Unite the Union to condemn local and national examples of hate crime and discrimination.
  • Work with other agencies to promote cohesion, both inside and outside the workplace.

Holly Dagnall, Director of Homes and Wellbeing comments: “We welcome this proactive approach to promoting a more inclusive place of work.

“As Chair of NCHA’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Panel, I am continuously looking for opportunities not only to support and improve our work to have a more equal and fair workplace at NCHA, but to actively challenge racism and intolerance in all its forms in our communities.

“I respect and support the work of Unite to challenge racial discrimination and intolerance.”

Paresh Patel, Regional Secretary of Unite East Midlands comments: “We welcome the signing of the first ever Unity over Division Charter by a major employer within the East Midlands. This charter forms a solid basis to ensure that race equality remains at the heart of our industrial agenda and our work to stamp out racism.

“I am immensely proud that both Unite and NCHA are together, leading the way to strive for inclusivity and race equality proactively by signing up to the principals contained within this charter.”