05 Mar 2011

Welsh Referendum 2011

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On Friday, 4th March 2011, the Welsh electorate has given a resounding ‘Yes’ to a referendum which asked them whether the devolved Welsh Assembly Government should have primary law making powers in the 20 major areas of devolved responsibility. These policy areas, such as health, education, the environment and transport, are where currently any laws which […]

26 Feb 2011

Men/Women in Management

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It has been 36 years since the introduction of the first major piece of legislation, in the UK, to promote gender equality (Sex Discrimination Act 1975). However a recent research conducted by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) has found that women are still finding an unbreakable ‘glass ceiling’ which is hampering their efforts […]

25 Feb 2011

New Zealand Earthquake

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On Tuesday 22nd February 2011, Christchurch in New Zealand suffered a massive earthquake measuring over 6 Richter scale. This is New Zealand’s deadliest earthquake for 80 years. Current reports suggest that the death toll is confirmed to be 113 people so far with many trapped in buildings that have been demolished from the tremors. There […]

20 Feb 2011

Obituary to a Founding Vice Chair of SBREC

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  Sadly on Wednesday 16th February 2011, Mr David Holmes (aged 81) passed away, peacefully in his sleep at his home in Swansea. Mr Holmes was a founding Vice Chair of Swansea Bay REC’s predecessor organisation, the West Glamorgan Community Relations Council. The organisation started life in 1983 with Mr Holmes alongside Judge Ray Singh […]

15 Feb 2011

'Teacher targets Bangladeshi youngsters with airspray'

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A primary school teacher is appearing before a General Teaching Council, in Cardiff accused of having sprayed pupils with air freshener usually targeting pupils from the Bangladeshi community, reports South Wales Evening Post (http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/news/Bangladeshi-youngsters-targeted-air-spray/article-3221433-detail/article.html). The matter was brought to light in April 2009, following which primary school teacher Mrs Elizabeth Davies was sacked. Mrs Davies […]

13 Feb 2011

Dedicated Equality Training at SBREC

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Please check out our pages for dedicated equality training services that SBREC provides. You will find details at: http://sbrec.org.uk/training-services/. There are two levels of training services on offer. We have developed a demand-driven series of training for our individual clients. These are delivered internally either at our premises in Grove House or at one of […]

11 Feb 2011

The Lord Mayor’s training skills

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Clients of Swansea Bay REC saw the Lord Mayor of Swansea, Cllr Richard Lewis using his skills as an adviser on matters relating to acquiring a job. On a routine visit to the SBREC offices in Grove House, the Lord Mayor became interested in the Jobs, Employment Training Services (JETS) project which is being run […]

10 Feb 2011

Swansea Bay REC Full Council Meeting

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Swansea Bay RegionalEquality Council (SBREC) is governed, at a top level, by its registered members, both individual and affiliated. In order to facilitate this, there are two annual meetings, one of these, of course, is the Annual General Meeting, held sometime in July of every year. The second of the annual meetings is the half […]

09 Feb 2011

Welcome

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Welcome

Hello and welcome to the newly refurbished pages of Swansea Bay REC. As you look at these pages, please bear in mind that the organisation, which was set up in 1983 and has continued to work towards racial justice for all these years, will be undergoing substantial changes in the course of the next few months.