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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.

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.

Black Community – Mental Health

People from African Diaspora, including those of white and Black mixed heritage, can face additional problems that may affect their mental health. Black communities in the UK are still more likely than others to experience problems such as bad housing, unemployment, stress and racism, all of which can make people ill. Worldwide, it seems that people who move from […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Remembering Stephen Lawrence

22 April 2018 marked the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Show Racism the Red Card’s new film challenges racism towards NHS workers

Show Racism the Red Card has launched a new video which follows the stories of frontline NHS staff as they recount their experience of racial discrimination at work. The film has contributions from UNISON members and Roger McKenzie, Assistant General Secretary of UNISON, along with a number of high profile footballers from Show Racism the […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

The union movement’s special responsibility to campaign against racism

Rosita Ellis, Chair of the regional Black members group, on why racism, discrimination and the marginalisation of minority groups will always be a trade union issue

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Union calls on council to clarify its position on Black Lives Matter

UNISON has called on the leader of Wokingham Borough Council to clarify whether the authority will continue to support the Black Lives Matter campaign, as a matter of urgency. The call comes after Cllr John Halsall  announced to a council meeting on 16 June that the campaign group had “become a political organisation” and Wokingham Borough Council could […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Public Inquiry into the Windrush Scandal Petition

Dear Friend We believe there should be an independent public inquiry into the Windrush scandal & the injustices faces by multi -generations & other communities who came to the UK from Commonwealth countries. We support this petition by the PCS Union which has been launched in my name on the union’s behalf. . The petition […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Celebrate and support the 70th NHS Birthday and “Windrush” anniversary

The 70th anniversary of Windrush takes place as the NHS as a whole marks its 70th year during 2018. UNISON will be celebrating the creation of the NHS, the single most loved organization in the UK and Windrush anniversary for the staff who work for the NHS. These are the staff from the “Windrush” families […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Looking Back; Planning Ahead

Reviewing the year at our 2017 Black members AGM and putting plans in place for next twelve months

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Training the Next Generation of Black Leaders

Feeding back on September 2017’s Black members leadership and motion writing course

Article on the UNISON South East site.

COVID-19: Black and female workers – more impacted than the rest

Anyone can be infected by COVID-19. But it’s increasingly clear that that’s where the equality ends

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Black Lives Matter: Black Members Matter

For any members of our community feeling angry, sad, scared, or frustrated we are here to support you

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Medway Self Organised Group event at Medway Council

Working with Medway Towns UNISON, I helped to organise a Self Organised Group event at Medway Council, with the aim to promote our 5 Self Organised Groups (SOGs) to our membership & staff at the council. We held an exhibition stall in the cafe, over the lunchtime period. We advertised it well in advance, by sending an email to […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.