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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.

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.

UNISON pushes for ‘real change’ in the fight against workplace racism

Coinciding with Black History Month, UNISON has launched a major new campaign aimed at helping health branches deal with the racism that their Black members face every day

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine 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.

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.

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.

​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.

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.

Society must do more to tackle structural racism, says UNISON

Urgent action needed to protect Black communities from second wave

News, Press release 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.

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.

Blog: Black History Month – Guest post by Nicky Ramanandi

October is black history month, it’s a month where we come together to celebrate the contribution that black people have made to society and continue to do so

Article, Blogs, Blogs on the UNISON Northern 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.