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 […]


‘Hate is not anything someone is born with’

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


‘It’s impossible? No it’s not!’

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

Blog: We must always have hope, even in these difficult times

When those who share our values are being knocked down, we have to get back up and keep on fighting. That’s the only choice we have. And it’s the only thing that has ever changed our country for the better.

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


‘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

council and union representatives gather at desk and signing the charter

Scottish council signs care charter

North Ayrshire becomes latest local authority to commit itself to union’s Ethical Care Charter, committing itself to standards for home care services and working conditions

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Glasgow IT workers win job protection

Members vote in favour of package which keeps employment status after outsourcing battle that saw membership increase by 40%

TUC graphic with faces of Black people and slogan 'let's talk about racism at work'

Let’s talk about racism

TUC asks Black workers and others to share any experiences of workplace racism, using an online survey which runs to 27 February

End-of-year accounts for 2016 – branch audits

Information for honorary branch auditors from UNISON head of audit John Nagle

Blog: Brexit negotiations need clarity, honesty and openness

No-one voted to leave the EU to weaken their rights at work. Few want to tear apart the families of those who have made their lives here. And everyone would, I hope, want to see a thriving British economy with well-funded public services in the years ahead.

Brexit must mean real investment in public services says UNISON

Responding to Theresa May’s speech on Brexit, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “People know we’re leaving Europe, but are worried about what Brexit means. “The Prime Minister says she wants to reassure people working in our public services and will protect employment rights that started out in Europe – but without the detail many […]


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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‘Ten thousand books were pulped’ – your library stories

UNISON members share their experiences of what the local government cuts have meant for library services where they live and work

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