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Blog: The murder of George Floyd is another example of the racism that blights US society – Guest post by Mavreen Ncube

The murder of George Floyd is another example of the racism that blights US society. There are those who would claim that the situation in the UK is different, but that’s not true. That is why we all have to commit ourselves to be actively anti-racist in our attitudes and our behaviours. UNISON Northern has […]

Blogs on the UNISON Northern site.

Caste: The Lies That Divide Us

As part of Black History Month, we review a new book that explores systems of exploitation, suppression and persecution

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

Government must act immediately on second PHE BAME report

Words and promises won’t cut it any longer

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Blog: This avoidable crisis

The Lawrence Review endorses UNISON’s view that decades of discrimination have left Black communities over-exposed and under-protected from COVID-19

Article on the UNISON National site.

2020 Nelson Mandela Award presented to ‘pioneering’ woman

Regional Convenor Yvonne Green honoured by Black members’ conference for going ‘above and beyond’ Yvonne Green was presented with the 2020 Nelson Mandela Award at this weekend’s Black members’ conference, by vice president Sian Stockham, for going “above and beyond” her duties toward Black members. “Yvonne is an inspiration to us all proving what can […]

News on the UNISON Greater London 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 Greater London’s Black members’ committee (known as […]

Page on the UNISON Greater London site.

United in Hope

On Saturday I had the pleasures of joining the annual general meeting of our Regional Black Members self-organised group. Self-organised groups are an important part of UNISON’s internal structures. Members who identify with an under-represented group take the opportunity to come together, to lead their own agenda, and develop their own campaigns in a safe […]

Regional Secretary’s Blog on the UNISON East Midlands 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.

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.

Unions urge immediate protection of Black probation workers from COVID-19

UNISON and sister probation unions tell National Probation Service there is no time to waste in safeguarding their Black/BAME members

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Making the NHS a positive and friendly place for everyone

UNISON ‘proud’ to sponsor inaugural health BAME award as it launches Race for Equality campaign

News on the UNISON National site.

‘I wasn’t sure what was going on. I was struggling to concentrate and work was getting too much’

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. Because it’s a work issue

Article 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 debate how to tackle knife crime

On the final morning of UNISON’s Black member’s conference, delegates opened with an emotional debate on the tragic toll of knife crime and how to combat the problem. Paulette Whyte for the national Black members’ committee reported that police had recorded over 39,000 knife offences for the year to the end of June 2018 – […]

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Nelson Mandela Award winner issues challenge to employers

Mo Mohammed says it’s one thing for public services to recruit a diverse workforce but another to retain it

Article, News on the UNISON National site.