UNISON celebrates bicentenary of 1807 Abolition of Slave Trade Act

UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, will welcome leading

Parliamentarians, ministers, civil servants, trade unionists and charityactivists to a celebration to commemorate the bicentenary of the passing of the 1807 Abolition of the Slave Trade Act this week. This major event will

commemorate the abolition of the inhumane trans-Atlantic slave trade and acknowledge the heroic resistance of millions of enslaved people in this struggle.

In addition to the launch of UNISON’s Bicentenary t-shirt and picture exhibition, guests will be able to listen to speakers including; Claude Moraes MEP, Gloria Mills (UNISON equalities spokesperson), Ruqayyah Collecter (NUS Black Students