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Violence and abuse top the agenda at Black members’ conference

A busy afternoon at UNISON’s Black members’ conference began with Tania Ebosi McKee, for the national black members’ committee, introducing a motion on #BlackLivesMatter – solidarity to oppose police brutality and murder. Noting that, since 1990, there have been nine unlawful killing verdicts yet not one has resulted in criminal proceedings, she also highlighted the misreporting […]

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‘Hate is not anything someone is born with’

Black members’ conference discusses the challenge of fighting back against racism and Islamophobia

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‘It’s impossible? No it’s not!’

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

Vice presidents Margaret McKee and Carol Sewell joined members of the national Black members' committee to celebrate their union.

Black members’ conference stress importance of building the union

Delegates discuss ways to increase engagement and encourage new activists to come forward

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‘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

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Derby public backs striking school staff

76% of people who responded to survey about the strike back UNISON members defending their pay

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Nottinghamshire County Council signs up to Ethical Care Charter

Council becomes the latest to commit itself to UNISON’s standards for homecare, carers and those needing care

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Conference discusses fighting back against the politics of hate

LGBT delegates hear of fears after EU referendum and pledge to fight rise of hate crime after the vote

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ILGA co-secretary general says: ‘We are stronger together’

Ruth Baldacchino tells LGBT conference that decades of mobilising gives us valuable experience for the future

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Delegates back call to improve representation

Under-representation – particularly among young members – cited as a problem that needs to be tackled

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LGBT conference applauds recruitment award winners

Vice president Carol Sewell hands out awards and urges delegates to continue the excellent work

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LGBT delegates develop themes of inclusivity

Delegates debate a range of motions on how best to increase inclusivity while being sensitive on language issues

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LGBT conference stress that we’re ‘stronger in UNISON’

Delegates look back at a tumultuous year – and forward to building the community of the union

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UNISON pledges continued support to fight discrimination of LGBT members

General secretary highlights work done by the union’s LGBT members as conference convenes in Wales

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Help to tell the London recruits’ story of fighting apartheid

London trade unionists ran clandestine missions to South Africa to help the fight against apartheid – and now you can help get their story told on screen