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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.

“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.

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.

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.

Black members

Black members in UNISON work to improve equality in the workplace and challenge racism and discrimination. Black members have many of the same concerns as other members regarding access to employment, pay, promotion and training. However, race discrimination can deepen the impact of problems faced in the workplace. UNISON South East’s Black members’ committee (known as […]

Page on the UNISON South East site.

Blog: Because Black disabled lives matter

UNISON activists Veronica Price-Job and Peter Daley look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting Black disabled workers

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Organising to defeat the far right

With fascism on the rise, a workshop at the Black members’ conference explored how it can be defeated

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

2020 Nelson Mandela Award presented to ‘pioneering’ woman

Yvonne Green honoured by Black members’ conference for going ‘above and beyond’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘Our strength comes from you’, president tells conference

Josie Bird salutes UNISON’s Black members for their work in fighting back against increasing racism and intolerance

Article, News on the UNISON National site.