SECTION 44 STOP AND SEARCH

It has been reported in the media (BBC London News 6.6.09) that the Metropolitan Police Service in 2008 had stopped 170,000 people which led to only 65 arrests under the Government’s stop and Search Act. This statement if true is disgraceful and needs to be placed in some sort of context. UNISON has long been […]

UNITED NATIONAL DURBAN REVIEW CONFERENCE (WORLD CONFERENCE AGAINST RACISM)

This conference welcomes the long awaited review of the United Nations (UN) Durban World Conference Against Racism took place in Geneva from 20th to 24th April 2009. The conference news was dominated by the absence of “key” countries such as America, Canada and Australia and the “controversial” speech by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian Prime Minister […]

YOUNG BLACK WORKERS AND APPRENTICESHIP SCHEMES

This conference is aware that Apprenticeship schemes are limited and would like to encourage Young Black Workers to have better access to information on apprenticeship schemes. Conference is concerned about the low numbers of young Black workers that have successfully completed Apprenticeship schemes. Conference therefore calls upon the National Black Members’ Committee to work with […]

INCREASING THE ATTENDANCE OF BLACK MEMBERS AT NATIONAL DELEGATES CONFERENCE

The number of Black Members attending National Delegates Conference is significantly low. Often Black Members in our branches are not aware or provided the opportunity to attend National Delegate Conference, despite UNISON having rules on proportionality and fair representation. Currently National Black Members Committee mandates 2 members to attend NDC in line with their constitution. […]

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.