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 […]

In memory of Stephen Lawrence

22nd April 2018, this year, marked the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993. It is widely regarded that the murder of Stephen Lawrence and the subsequent family oriented campaign triggered a sea Change in attitudes over race in the UK. Sir William Macpherson’s Inquiry examined the circumstances of Stephen’s murder, on April 22 1993, as well as the litany of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrate and support the 70th NHS Birthday and “Windrush” anniversary

The 70th anniversary of Windrush takes place as the NHS as a whole marks its 70th year during 2018. UNISON will be celebrating the creation of the NHS, the single most loved organization in the UK and Windrush anniversary for the staff who work for the NHS. These are the staff from the “Windrush” families […]

Remembering Stephen Lawrence

It is widely regarded that the murder of Stephen Lawrence and the subsequent family oriented campaign triggered a sea change in attitudes over race in the UK. Sir William Macpherson’s Inquiry examined the circumstances of Stephen’s murder, on April 22 1993, as well as the litany of police failures, and took credit for overhauling Britain’s […]

Looking Back; Planning Ahead

The South East Region Black Members AGM took place this year on 18 November at UNISON Centre in London. We took the opportunity to review our group’s work during the past year and started planning our activities for 2018. We also undertook elections for the officer roles in the committee ( long with several other […]

Training the Next Generation of Black Leaders

In September 2017, the Regional Black Members Committee organised a well-attended Leadership Training and Motion Writing event for members. The training took place over the weekend 15 – 17 September in Eastbourne and was delivered by Regional Education Officer Sam Wines. We had 17 delegates in attendance, of these three were brand new activists and […]