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Black workers are vital to the future of our public services, says Dave Prentis

Speaking at UNISON’s annual Black Members Conference in Llandudno, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Last the NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary, yet the descendants of those that came from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to help build it are still facing barriers. “NHS figures out this week show Black staff are more likely to suffer abuse from patients and harassment from colleagues. They […]

Article, News on the UNISON South West site.

In memory of Stephen Lawrence

22nd April 2018, this year, marked the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993. It is widely regarded that the murder of Stephen Lawrence and the subsequent family oriented campaign triggered a sea Change in attitudes over race in the UK. Sir William Macpherson’s Inquiry examined the circumstances of Stephen’s murder, on April 22 1993, as well as the litany of […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Engineering a better society

Magda Lezama is a senior council engineer, a rambler, a wine enthusiast, a single mum and a UNISON activist.

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

UNISON equality survey – with prizes

Help us campaign for equality by filling in our survey – and maybe win a holiday for two at Croyde Bay Holiday Resort in north Devon

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

How UNISON has helped beat the January blues

The union kicked off 2018 with a month of individual successes, stirring calls to action and an ingenious new campaign. And that was just in January. Here are our ‘high 5’ highlights

Article, Magazine on the UNISON National site.

President urges activists to strengthen the union

Density will create power, says Margaret McKee, and help build a world where all people are treated with respect

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Prentis backs Labour leader’s call to bring services back in-house

General secretary tells Black members’ conference that UNISON has been warning of such a collapse for years

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Help UNISON campaign for equality

Take the UNISON equality survey – you could win three nights for two people at Croyde Bay Holiday Resort

Article on the UNISON National site.

‘Hate is not anything someone is born with’

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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Together we can defeat the scourge of racism says UNISON

Speaking at the UNISON Black members conference in North Wales, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “The first responsibility of any union wanting to challenge racism must be to take it on in the workplace. Then we have to challenge it in our economy. “In these tough times it’s more important than ever not to […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

We’ll continue to fight racism and attacks on our union – because they’re part of the same struggle

Tackling racism is essential because it destroys trade union solidarity, divides us and sets us against each other.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Filipino nurses call for apology

More than 250 Filipino health workers take part in weekend protest at Daily Mail office

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Black voters key at the general election

Research shows that the Black vote could be crucial in deciding the outcome of the general election in May

Article on the UNISON National site.

999 call for the NHS

As NHS supporters march from Jarrow to London from 16 August, UNISON is urging members to back them

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON to launch public services manifesto

With less than a year to go to the general election, UNISON is launching its manifesto for public services

Article, News on the UNISON National site.