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Race for Equality webinar

Date
15 June 2021 5:00pm–6:00pm

In this fringe event during Virtual Special Delegate Conference, senior Black leaders will discuss UNISON’s work for race equality, with practical steps for change. The focus is race equality but the conversation is broad and deep.
Registration required.

Event on the UNISON National site.

NBMC welcomes the conviction of George Floyd’s murderer

The world witnessed a murder and responded to injustice. It has been a long time coming in America with its history of police brutality, often culminating in the deaths of Black people in custody. This just verdict sends a message across the world that Black Lives Matter, and that people from all walks of life […]

Page on the UNISON National site.

Who are the National Black Members’ Committee?

If you attended the National Black Members’ Committee (NBMC) Meet and Greet in May, you might already know that the committee is made up of Black representatives from all of the twelve regions. It is also made up of co-opted members from the National Disabled Members’ Committee (NDMC), the National Women’s Committee (NWC) and the […]

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Black members at special conferences

Our conferences bring members together to decide the union’s policies and priorities. Branches, self-organised […]

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Blog: George Floyd’s murder, one year on

The public protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder challenged corporations and institutions to address the glaring racial disparities in their organisation and in society

Blogs on the UNISON National site.

Nominations now open for the 2021 Young Black Member Award

Do you know a Black member, under 27 who should be nominated for the Young Black Member Award? We are looking for branches and regions to nominate young Black members who are active in the union, dedicated to race equality and passionate about improving workplaces. Download the Young Black Member Award nominee submission form. This […]

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Nominations now open for the 2022 Nelson Mandela Award

Many members will be aware that Nelson Mandela was an honorary member of UNISON. In his lifetime he received over 260 awards including the Nobel Peace Prize. To honour his achievements, the National Black Members’ Committee (NBMC) present the Nelson Mandela Award each year to a Black member who has gone above and beyond. If […]

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UNISON responds to George Floyd’s murder case

“Others who abuse their power must be held to account before the law”

Article on the UNISON National site.

Staying safe during Ramadan

UNISON’s national Black members’ committee wishes ’a blessed Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim members’ and highlights guidance on staying safe

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON to help lead union response to the racism report

The union will work with the TUC to address the discredited report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, which downplays structural and institutional racism

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON voices disappointment over report into racism in the UK

Questions asked about make-up of commission set up by Number 10 in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Blog: The importance of Black people standing up for their rights

The UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reminds us all of what is at stake in the fight against racism

Blogs, News on the UNISON National site.

Meet Rakiya Suleiman – Winner of the 2021 Nelson Mandela Award

In 2015, the National Black Members’ Conference established the Nelson Mandela Award, to be presented each year to a member who has ‘gone above and beyond’ for Black people – within the union and in the wider society. Amongst our Black membership we recognise that there is an abundance of talent and that many people […]

Black members news on the UNISON National site.

Universities call for urgent action on racial harassment in higher education

The recommendations are the product of an advisory group organised by UUK in October 2019 and come just over a year after the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) uncovered widespread […]

Article on the UNISON National site.

Black members Live!

Date
21 – 22 January 2021
Location
Online

With this in mind, the national Black members committee is organising a series of virtual events in place of the usual Black members conference […]

Event on the UNISON National site.