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‘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.

Black History – Future Generations

Date
18 October 2019 11:30am–6:00pm
Location
UNISON Centre 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY

UNISON’s Annual Black History Event attracts up to 150 attendees and brings together Black union members, activists and the local community. The event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the shared history and the achievements of Black people. UNISON’s Annual Black History Event attracts up to 150 attendees and brings together Black union members, activists […]

Event 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.

Black workers are vital to the future of our public services, says UNISON general secretary

Speaking at UNISON’s annual Black Members Conference today (Friday) 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.

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Conference backs UNISON campaign on social care

Delegates reiterate that ‘social care is the bedrock of our society’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON National Disabled Members Black caucus network meeting

Date
27 June 2019 2:00pm–4:30pm
Location
UNISON, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY

National meeting for all UNISON Black Disabled members National Disabled Members Black Caucus Network Days Free event with lunch provided.  Travel costs met nationally. Meet other Black disabled members, including your reps on the National Disabled Members Committee. These meetings have been arranged to allow space for members from under-represented groups within disabled members self […]

Event on the UNISON National site.

UNISON Nelson Mandela Award 2019

Date
31 May – 30 August 2019
Location
Presentation at the National Black Members’ Conference in Bournemouth 2020

The award will be presented to someone who has supported and ‘gone above and beyond’ to represent Black members celebrating their achievements, courage and determination within the union and more widely in our society. Download the Mandela award covering letter and nominee submission form 2019 The award will be presented to the winner at the next […]

Event on the UNISON National site.

UNISON National Disabled Black Members network meeting

Date
9 August 2018 3:00pm–5:30pm
Location
UNISON, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY

Annual meeting for all UNISON disabled Black members National Disabled Members Network Days A voice for you at disabled members UNISON conference! These meetings have been arranged to allow space for members from under represented groups within disabled members self organisation to network and organise and to ensure they have better access to the disabled […]

Event on the UNISON National site.

Former president tells delegates UNISON can help them achieve

Labour MP Eleanor Smith urges delegates at Black members’ conference to get involved politically to build hope and change

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Agreement on building fire and rescue equality welcomed

Employers, unions and other stakeholders sign memorandum of understanding

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Save Our Services: How cuts are hitting Black people

Black workers are usually the first to lose their job in a recession – and this has been true for services provided by local government in the latest recession

Blogs on the UNISON National site.

‘It’s impossible? No it’s not!’

Dawn Butler MP addresses Black members’ conference and encourages delegates to put themselves forward as leaders

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘Yes we can!’ UNISON Black members stress the need to fight back

Opening speeches to 2017 Black members’ conference come as Donald Trump is made US president, but members vow not to let bigotry win

Article, News on the UNISON National site.