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NEC plans for the coming year

Meeting hears reports from general secretary and presidential team, recommits to work on Gaza, and discusses plans for national delegate conference

UNISON assistant general secretary Jon Richards addressing the union's higher education conference in February 2024

Higher education conference hears of ‘systemic under funding’

Delegates met in Milton Keynes to tackle a wide-ranging agenda

Blog: Trade unions wouldn’t be the same without Black members

‘We know that, together, we can make the UK a place where Black people are never left underrepresented, undervalued or underpaid’

Odeth Richardson

Saluting our Sisters: Black History Month

This year’s Black History Month, in October, is themed ‘Saluting our Sisters’. UNISON is using the month to celebrate exceptional women working in health

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

NDC celebrates – and resolves to do more for – Black workers

UNISON’s Year of Black Workers is an opportunity to celebrate the union’s long history of challenging racism in the workplace and come up with practical steps for further change

‘We remain strong and defiant’

Christina McAnea salutes a year of successful striking and campaigning, in a rousing conference speech

A lasting legacy for Black workers

Black workers in local government face multiple forms of discrimination, including bullying, racial harassment and a lack of opportunities for promotion

An Audience with Chris Smalls – Founder and President of Amazon Labor Union

UNISON were delighted to be joined by Chris Smalls, the founder and President of the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) and his colleagues, Gerald Bryson, President and Co-Founder of The Congress of Essential Workers (TCOEW) and Jordan Flowers, Co-Founder of the ALU and TCOEW. In 2020, Chris led a staged walk out that garnered national attention […]

Highlights from the Year of Black Workers

YOBW campaign successes and highlights to date: Activities and information that are currently on the UNISON resources and bargaining section of the Black members webpage: Ethnicity Pay Gap PowerPoint Presentation Year of Black Worker LGBT+ PowerPoint Quiz We will be launching a new toolkit at the National Delegate Conference in June, aimed at activists, and […]

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UNISON prepares ‘robust response’ to government’s attempts to divide the health team

One Team values more important than ever, the national executive council heard today

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Blog: Celebrating our Black LGBT+ activists

To all our Black LGBT+ activists past and present, we thank you for your activism and for making our union what it is today

Universities need to ‘redouble their efforts’ to support disabled staff

UNISON higher education delegates agree to build on the ‘legacy’ of the union’s Year of Disabled Workers

Delegates at UNISON national Black members conference hold up '2023 year of Black workers' banners

The Year of Black Workers

A year-long focus on the important issues that affect Black members and their everyday lives

Year of Black Workers 2023

Connecting Generations and Improving Workplaces through Legacy and Change Whilst progress in the workplace for the Black worker in terms of tackling structural, systemic, and institutional racism has been evident, it has been painfully slow. In 2022, London CNN Business reported that 41% of Black workers in the UK have suffered racism in the workplace […]