Union Learning Reps (ULRs) at Euston Station, in partnership with Local Industrial reps, staged a one day celebration of Black History Month by holding an event for all workers at the station to come along and sample the wide variety of cultures that work around them every day.
There was world music and short films, food from every continent and a chance to meet and talk with people about their family and cultural background in a way they might not normally do in the workplace.
RMT Learning Organiser Petrit Mihaj supported the running of the event and provided resources for an RMT stand.
Management Representatives from Virgin Trains came visiting and were really surprised to see how much interest was being shown by the employees. They certainly sampled the food as one of them commented it was the best lunch they had eaten at work for a long time!
ULR Paulette Ford said:
This has been an amazing success and if possible we would like to make it even bigger and better next year. The atmosphere and sense of community is just amazing."
Unionlearn Senior Union Support Officer Adrian Ryan added:
The RMT put on a great event that showed diversity of cultures and backgrounds working in the UK. Black History Month is an ideal way for ULRs to engage with the whole workforce - and we’d love to hear from reps if they are planning future events."