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​Some employers only paying lip service to Black staff’s Covid fears

The stakes are too high for employers to get this wrong, says UNISON

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Black Lives still Matter

October is Black History Month, and we hear from Rosita Ellis, chair of the Regional Black Members Committee

Article on the UNISON South East site.

​Some employers only paying lip service to Black staff’s fears

The stakes are too high for employers to get this wrong

News, Press release on the UNISON National 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.

Bristol health branch helps show racists the red card

‘People voiced exactly how they felt. They pulled no punches’

Article, News on the UNISON National 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.

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.

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” We must recommit to fight racism in all its forms – that was the very clear message from UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis last week after the murder of George Floyd and the […]

Blogs on the UNISON Greater London 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 UNISON believes that the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on different groups is devastatingly different and is becoming increasingly clear. In evidence to parliament this week, the union asserted that COVID-19 is tracking and deepening long-term inequalities in our […]

News on the UNISON Greater London site.

Statement by the UNISON East Midlands Black Member’s Self-Organised Group

We have today joined all those condemning the murder by police of innocent George Floyd in Minnesota.

Article, News on the UNISON East Midlands 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.

UNISON equality survey 2020 – tell us about your experiences during the pandemic

Tell us about your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic – and join the prize draw for shopping vouchers

Article, Equality, News on the UNISON National site.

COVID-19: Black and female workers on the frontline

Inequalities emerging through the pandemic are chilling evidence to support UNISON’s demands on workplace rights and decent public services.  We need them now

Article on the UNISON National site.

Young Black member of the year – ‘I’m just trying to fight injustice’

Funmi Ayeni addresses conference after winning inaugural award

Article, News on the UNISON National site.