What we are doing now
Black members in UNISON work together to win positive change in the workplace. The more of us that are actively involved the stronger we become. The stronger we are the more positive change we can achieve.
Black members play a key role in winning equality in the workplace and
- actively challenge racism wherever it is found
- are at the forefront of UNISON's organising work
- enjoy UNISON's support at local, regional and national level.
(25/01/13) Record of decisions from the 2013 National Black Members' Conference held on 18 - 20 January in Sheffield.
Inside this issue: Holocaust Memorial Day; Mary Seacole Leadership and development awards; Facing the future; Getting active in the regions; Measuring the impact of cuts on young Black people and Harassment explained and many more.
(23/10/12) The TUC has published a report on youth unemployment which finds that young black men have experienced the sharpest rise in unemployment since the coalition came to power, with more than one in four of all black 16-24 year olds (26 per cent) currently out of work.
Inside this issue: Presidential charity; Marching for a future that works; Holocaust Memorial Day; Stop police privatisation; Measuring the impact of cuts on Black women; Black sanitation workers struggle; and Meeting the Organising Challenge and many more.
(25/06/12) A newsletter on the impact of public service cuts on Black Workers.
Inside this issue: Equality under threat; Public service cuts - measuring the impact; A briefing from Runnymede on public service reform and its equality impact on workers; Direct discrimination; BNP humiliated at the polls; and UNISON pays tribute to Stephen Lawrence and many more.
(09/02/12) Record of decisions from the 2012 National Black Members' Conference held on 3 - 5 February in Brighton.
Inside this issue: Stephen Lawrence - some justice at last; Putting race back on the agenda; Organising outsourced workers; Pensions campaign - Black workers fighting for their future; Treatment of Black people within the criminal justice systems - The struggle for justice; Sickle cell and thalassaemia and many more.