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Engineering a better society

Magda Lezama is a senior council engineer, a rambler, a wine enthusiast, a single mum and a UNISON activist.

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

Blog: The importance of black history – Guest post by Mavreen Ncube

Black History Month is important now more than ever before, especially in the recent light of the Black Lives Matter movement

Article, Blogs, Blogs, News on the UNISON Northern site.

The fierce urgency of now – we must make sure Black Lives Matter

Acting regional secretary Tim Roberts turns to the Black Lives Matter movement in his latest blog

News, Regional Secretary’s Blog on the UNISON Eastern site.

The vanguard of the fight against racism

UNISON has always actively challenged racism, and will always do so, wherever it raises its vile head

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Covid-19 and Racism – Black workers on the frontline

3 May 2020 2:00pm–3:30pm

Recent figures show African, Asian and Caribbean people make up one third of Covid-19 patients in intensive care, two thirds of NHS staff who have died, all the doctors who have died after contracting Covid-19 and double the average of households who have lost jobs and/or income. This comes as reports are emerging that African, […]

Event on the UNISON South East site.

TUC (London, East and South East) Race Relations Committee – Windrush Campaign meeting

10 March 2020 6:00pm–8:30pm
TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3LS

#WidenWindrush Campaign is a legal and political campaign to win an amendment to the Windrush Scheme. Join the TUC at this open campaign meeting, with guest speakers: Antonia Bright, Movement for Justice Campaign Coordinator Declan Owens, Solicitor at Thompsons Solicitors Grace Brown, Barrister at Garden Court The event is free to attend, but you must […]

Event on the UNISON South East site.

International Women’s Day: Black women in UNISON

6 – 8 March 2020
Holiday Inn, Eight Ash Green, Colchester, CO6 3QL

You’re invited to this weekend event designed for Black Women in UNISON Eastern. About the weekend This event has been designed especially for Black Women in UNISON and will be facilitated by Angela Ishmael, an expert in diversity matters. The Eastern Region Women’s Committee recognises that Black Women make up a relatively low proportion of […]

Event on the UNISON Eastern site.

“I have found my voice”

Elizabeth Cameron is a UNISON activist and a member of UNISON’s National Black Members Committee. When she was elected onto the National Executive Council she wanted to understand more about the trade union movement. She spotted an advert in Labour Review magazine for Ruskin College, and found out that she could apply for a UNISON […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Black workers are vital to the future of our public services, says Dave Prentis

Speaking at UNISON’s annual Black Members Conference in Llandudno, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Last the NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary, yet the descendants of those that came from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to help build it are still facing barriers. “NHS figures out this week show Black staff are more likely to suffer abuse from patients and harassment from colleagues. They […]

Article, News on the UNISON South West site.

Black History Tour – London 2019

Poster advertising the Annual Black History Tour to Brixton in London on Saturday 24th August 2019.

Media on the UNISON South West site.

Black Members Conference

31 January – 2 February 2020
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BH


Event on the UNISON Greater London site.

Racism in the Workplace

The uncomfortable conversation that needs to be had

Article, News on the UNISON East Midlands site.

Pride Month 2020 – UNISON LGBT+ East Midlands

June is Pride Month: a celebration that commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots, when members of New York’s LGBT+ community fought back against homophobic policing. This historically significant event sparked the international LGBT+ rights movement that has achieved so much over the last 50 years. Whilst large gatherings are not possible at present, Pride should still […]

Article, News on the UNISON East Midlands site.

RBMC Meeting (20 July 2019)

20 July 2019 10:00am–3:00pm
UNISON Centre, Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY


Event on the UNISON South East site.

In memory of Stephen Lawrence

22nd April 2018, this year, marked the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993. It is widely regarded that the murder of Stephen Lawrence and the subsequent family oriented campaign triggered a sea Change in attitudes over race in the UK. Sir William Macpherson’s Inquiry examined the circumstances of Stephen’s murder, on April 22 1993, as well as the litany of […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.