Stop British American Tobacco Industry Eplotation of Developing Countries

Conference notes that In a shocking documentary on BBC2, it was revealed that British American Tobacco Industry (BAT) were promoting the sale of single stick cigarettes in countries such as Mauritius, Nigeria and Malawi thereby attracting children as young as 11 years old to purchase single stick cigarettes that worked out cheaper than the alternative […]

Fears over missing Black Children

Conference applauds the Government’s announcement to introduce adequate measure which will protect and support young runaways and missing children by ensuring that relevant authorities collect and collate data on runaways and missing children which is then forwarded onto a national database. Conference is concerned: about the alarming figures relating to missing Black children. A recent […]

Developing Black Activists to Senior Positions within UNISON Structures

Conference notes the valuable contribution made by Black activists in achieving UNISON’s aim of being an equal opportunities trade union, as well as the commitment of Black members in providing a quality service throughout the service groups. Conference applauds the work done by UNISON in producing a Race Equality Scheme. However, what is being done […]

Communities in Control – Real People Real Power

Conference welcomes the white paper, Communities in Control – Real People Real Power. This Conference further notes the key proposals include: 1.A general duty on councils to promote local democracy through a range of actions which include; clearer information, better trained staff, improved engagement of young people and “more visible councillors in the community”. The […]

Social Housing and Black People’s Needs

Conference, there is a challenge to develop a range of services matching existing and potential social housing needs of our communities, by 2010. However, in the absence of any impact assessment on the social housing needs of Black and other minority communities, it is more likely that these communities will lose out on the grounds […]