BLACK MEMBERS PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

This conference welcomes the work of UNISON’s International committee, Labour link and UNISON departments working on a range of issues. However, there is concern that the needs and interests of Black members appear not to be taken as seriously as other sections of UNISON. For instance, the non participation of UNISON at the UN World […]

NATIONAL SLAVERY MEMORIAL DAY

UNISON was actively instrumental in winning August 23 as the National Slavery Memorial Day in 2007. However the response of our union in leading and organising Black workers and others to commemorate this day has been very low key or in some cases non-existent. The union must commit to a regionally supported event and an […]

RECORDING ETHNIC ORIGIN DATA ON THE RMS

This conference notes that the RMS system still does not record data on the ethnic origins of all our members. Information is collected on members joining branches, however a member could change job in their workplace and never complete a membership update form. In order to have accurate records on the ethnic origins of all […]

SUPPORT FOR EFFECTIVE EQUALITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT

NBMC welcomes the Government’s commitment to introduce new in the Equality Bill. UNISON Black members have experienced the full effects of the recession and have felt its significant impact within the workplace especially in terms of reduction of staffing in key positions roles and services. The new bill has a few key elements that impact […]

BUILD RESISTANCE TO THE ECONOMIC CRISIS

The present economic crisis is a threat to the living standards, jobs and pensions of all working classes around the world. In the United Kingdom where we have a one million young people under the age of twenty five year olds out of work and increasing unemployment across the private sector and public sector. A […]

BLACK NEC SEATS SHOULD BE ELECTED BY BLACK MEMBERS

This conference would like to raise the issue of the current process of electing Black NEC members to the reserved Black seats. Presently this process is open to the whole membership of our union. We believe that any election to these seats should only be voted on by Black members as the seats are for […]

INTERPRETING SERVICES

No-one is more aware than the Black Members of the biggest public services union in the UK that the proportion of our customers from Black and minority ethnic communities is rising exponentially. Consequently, increasing numbers of those interfacing with statutory and other agencies are unable to communicate in English, and are dependent on the services […]

MONITORING ON REGISTRATION FORMS FOR ALL UNISON EVENTS

Conference notes that there have been a number of motions regarding attendance at national conferences and the mapping of Black members. What is needed is a framework for ongoing and effective evidence based monitoring and scrutiny of these key challenges to Black members’ participation, retention and organisation. Each and every UNISON organised conference, seminar and […]

SECTION 3.1

In section 3.1, at the end of the bullet points add a new point: ·The Black Women’s Caucus Group.