Black Activist Mentoring Scheme

The TUC Race Relations Committee is working to ensure that Black workers are fully represented in the trade union movement and at all levels of its lay and full time structures. As part of this work the Race Relations Committee have set up a Black activists mentoring scheme to provide a way for experienced Black trade union activists to assist and support new and less experienced activists develop and enhance their knowledge of the trade union movement.

The scheme will be operated through an online portal on this web site. Once activists are accepted onto the scheme they will be able to access the web site and see what mentors are available. Once a mentor has identified who they wish to be mentored by they will be able to contact them directly through the website. Mentors and mentees pair on a self-select basis which means that a mentoring arrangement will only start if both the mentor and mentee agree.

Applicants to be mentees on the scheme should be nominated by their trade union. We are asking mentees to seek a nomination from their union and suggesting that their application should be verified through trade union regional or national Equalities or Education Officers. Download the application form for Black activists who want to be mentored.  

If you have any queries please contact Wilf Sullivan, TUC Race Equality Officer at

Last modified: Thursday, 30 April 2015, 4:10 PM