Pirouetting onto the UNISON stage

Tamar Dixon started out as a dancer, but has since pursued a new passion as a teaching assistant

Vice president pledges to continue the fight against intolerance

Carol Sewell also pays tribute to president Eric Roberts as she addresses Black members’ conference

Migration, mental health and Black members

Busy morning looks at impact of Brexit, mental health issues, immigration and austerity, London mayoral election and Black representation

Violence and abuse top the agenda at Black members’ conference

Busy afternoon covers police brutality, domestic violence, abuse in daily life and much more

‘Hate is not anything someone is born with’

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

‘It’s impossible? No it’s not!’

Dawn Butler MP addresses Black members’ conference and encourages delegates to put themselves forward as leaders

Blog: We must always have hope, even in these difficult times

When those who share our values are being knocked down, we have to get back up and keep on fighting. That’s the only choice we have. And it’s the only thing that has ever changed our country for the better.

Black members stress importance of building the union

Delegates discuss ways to increase engagement and encourage new activists to come forward

‘Yes we can!’ UNISON Black members stress the need to fight back

Opening speeches to 2017 Black members’ conference come as Donald Trump is made US president, but members vow not to let bigotry win

TUC graphic with faces of Black people and slogan 'let's talk about racism at work'

Let’s talk about racism

TUC asks Black workers and others to share any experiences of workplace racism, using an online survey which runs to 27 February

Do you know a candidate for UNISON’s Nelson Mandela Award?

UNISON is running the Nelson Mandela award, which will go to a Black member who has gone ‘above and beyond’ to represent Black members.

Retired members sought for UNISON self-organised group conferences

National retired members’ organisation asks for submissions from members wanting to attend disabled members’, LGBT members’, Black members and women’s conferences as delegates in October, November, January and February