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Black History Month – a time to organise

UNISON encourages members to mark Black History Month every year and to organise and recruit around it.

Article on the UNISON National site.

Black workers hit harder by austerity

In June this year, UNISON ran a survey to find out about members’ financial situations, and some of the results are shocking, especially when it came to our Black members.

Article, P.S data on the UNISON National site.

UNISON Northern’s Anti-Racism and Self-Organised Black Members’ work continues in Middlesbrough

UNISON’s Middlesbrough LG Branch was delighted to be able to participate in celebrating the second Black History Youth Awards Dinner hosted by Cultures CIC, in Middlesbrough Town Hall. UNISON Middlesbrough LG Branch has also become one of the sponsors of the event, supporting the vital community organising work which underpins the event. The awards celebrate […]

News on the UNISON Northern site.

Carol Sewell, UNISON activist, joins Labour NEC

Former UNISON vice president elected to Labour’s NEC on Saturday

Article on the UNISON National site.

‘This is our time’, Prentis tells Black members

On ‘Brexit Day’ Dave Prentis spoke of the importance of protection for immigrants and justice for the Windrush generation

Article on the UNISON National site.

Too many unanswered questions

In 2014, seven-year-old Zane died. His family say toxic gases from a landfill site killed their son. Six years on, they’re still awaiting justice.

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Menopause is a work issue

As the union of over a million women, and with nearly 8 out of 10 menopausal women in work, UNISON is raising awareness and understanding of the menopause

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine 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.

Action needed to address higher coronavirus death rates ​for Black people

Higher-risk job roles must be examined Commenting on figures released today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics showing disproportionately high Covid-19 death rates for Black people, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Time and again, we’ve seen how people from black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities suffer health problems caused by disadvantage and poverty, which […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Greater London site.

Step up, stand up and speak out against racism

The murder of George Floyd and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities has focused attention on inequality and racism. UNISON head of equality Gloria Mills looks at the union’s role

Article on the UNISON National site.

Step up, stand up and speak out against racism

Read our letter to AFSCME here The murder of George Floyd and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities has focused attention on inequality and racism. UNISON head of equality Gloria Mills looks at the union’s role. UNISON head of equality Gloria Mills provides some context on racism in the UK and explains how the union […]

Article, News on the UNISON Greater London 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.

Blog: A major disappointment – but just the latest for Black people

Gloria Mills, UNISON equalities national secretary, on why the report into the impact of COVID-19 on Black people is a “major disappointment”

Blogs on the UNISON National site.

Tahir’s youth mission

Peterborough youth worker is a Local Service Champion and has been honoured by the Queen

Article on the UNISON National 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 West’s Black members’ committee (known […]

Page on the UNISON South West site.