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 […]
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 […]
General secretary tells Black members’ conference that UNISON has been warning of such a collapse for years
Speaking at the UNISON Black members conference in North Wales, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “The first responsibility of any union wanting to challenge racism must be to take it on in the workplace. Then we have to challenge it in our economy. “In these tough times it’s more important than ever not to […]
Tackling racism is essential because it destroys trade union solidarity, divides us and sets us against each other.