It appears that Fire Chiefs in part of the South West have been stricken down by the famed South West P.D. madness. Whether they have contracted this from some of the south west’s Police or they are unaware of national media reports over the last few years is unclear but it seems they may have been be discriminating against white males in favour of black & ethnic minorities and women in their latest recruiting drive. They have been reported as having five recruiting open days where recruits can register their interest in joining the brigade. One these sessions is for white males on a Friday allegedly, but the other four are for either women or either gender from black and ethnic minority communities at a weekend or on an evening. This has led to claims that the Fire Service is actively carrying out positive discrimination. This has been deemed to be illegal, as some Police Forces in the South West have found out already to their cost.
I wonder how many failed white male applicants might consider taking them to court ?
Equal opportunities for some or for all ?
This is yet another area where a target for female or ethnic members of the workforce simply has to be reached, presumably to hit another target set by someone else as part of the bigger picture.
It appears that the level playing field has a bit of a slope one way.
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