Mr Andrew Sergent
Mr John Owen
Joint Regional Director
Ms Sue Holsted
Government Office For London
157 - 161 Millbank
London SW1 P4RT
Friday November 10th 2000
A few months ago I approached the Commission
for Racial Equality, for assistance with a blatant case of racial
/ political persecution against me. This occured while I was on
a training course with an organisation called MICROTECH Computer
Services. I was undertaking the ECDL course modules 1&2.
This training course was funded by "WESTEC" and I had
been sent there by Hammersmith Employment Office where I had been
signing as unemployed.
I filled out the required documents for the Race Commission and
MICROTECH and sent them off by recorded delivery. A couple of
days after I had been given confirmation of delivery I tried to
contact Mr Bature Ali, my contact at the Race Commission, to find
out what steps to take next.
This proved to be very difficult indeed.
I was told that Mr Ali only worked part time
and was not in today. Mr Ali is off for the next week. Mr Ali
is having problems with his phone's. Mr Ali will call you back.
Telephone messages that I left with various people were never
On Wednesday November the 8th 2000, I came to the conclusion that
he was deliberately avoiding me and I asked who his superior was.
I was told that this was someone called Patrick Robinson, and
I was put in touch with his office. Mr Robinsons secretary told
me that Mr Robinson was in a meeting, and asked if she could help.
I explained my frustration, and I told her
that I thought that I thought that I was being deliberately avoided.
Mr Robinsons secretary told me that she would pass on my message
to Mr Ali that I had been trying to contact him for some time,
and took my telephone number.
Very soon after this I did get a return call
from Mr Bature Ali.
Mr Bature Ali informed me that I should have presented my case
to an employment tribunal, but the time limit for this had now
expired. I explained that I had been trying to contact him for
some time to get this information. He told me that it was my responsibility,
and that there was nothing more to be done.
Mr Bature Ali's tone of voice was mocking,
stopping just short of open laughter.
I contacted Mr Gerald Ahern, the Director of
Hammersmith employment office to find out if they had made any
investigations of their own. He told me it was not his responsibility
and that I should contact you regarding a WESTEC funded training
I have already given full details to WESTEC, but no response has
I have enclosed copies of the details that
I sent to the Race Commission and MICROTECH, this also contains
details of my website www.oldsite.org Go to "Chapter Index"
and scroll down to latest developments here you will find the
entire MICROTECH situation.