Branch Secretary :

MTVHA: Members Fear Culture of Racism

We reported previously on the case of an MTVHA member, Andrew Bindi, whose redundancy following a restructure is to go ahead despite the change in the jobs market, and despite government guidance on job retention (see here). We asked for members to sign and share a petition and received a fantastic 470 responses. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated. 




Shockingly, we were subsequently approached by another MTVHA member who has similarly been issued with notice of redundancy. Like Andrew - our member is black and male. This news, on top of other worrying reports of a toxic culture within the association, has led some members to conclude that restructuring is being used to expel those whose faces don't fit within MTVHA.


The Branch has been forced to intervene once again to defend the member individually but also to survey the full membership.


Meanwhile, all appeals to the MTVHA Chief Executive Geeta Nanda and Chair of the Board Althea Efunshile continue to fall on deaf ears. The employer has issued several bland corporate statements in an attempt to whitewash its unethical and possibly unlawful attacks on members jobs, but have taken no measures to halt the redundancies.



Geeta Nanda, MTVHA Chief Executive (L) and Chair of the Board Althea Efunshile (R)


The Branch will continue its campaign for justice for our members and is interested to hear from you if you work for the employer. Please contact Assistant Branch Secretary Suzanne Muna.


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