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George Oldham found guilty of misconduct over ‘ethnics’ email

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Ethnics or Ethics? The ARB needs to get its own house in order, starting with the Architects Act where the wording assumes that architects are male (eg see Section 4 (a) he holds such qualifications and has gained such practical experience as may be prescribed; or (b) he has a standard of competence which, in the opinion of the Board, is equivalent to that demonstrated by satisfying paragraph (a). ) If the ARB is genuinely concerned about 'the ethnics' then I would like to see the wording of the Act made gender neutral and action taken on promoting fair access so that women and other discriminated groups are properly represented and remain on the register. Procurement and pay are two major issues. It is in the public interest to ensure that architects are fairly treated, especially in relation to public procurement. It would be great to see the ARB work with the RIBA to meaningfully tackle this issue instead of paying lip stick service to it. Yasmin Shariff RIBA/AA Council Member

Posted date

18 April, 2013

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9:57 am

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