Head and shoulders portrait of Mary Onafalujo

Blog: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger

As part of Black History Month, Mary Folashade Onafalujo shares her personal journey, from arriving in the UK to being a national officer at UNISON

Shantha David

Making legal history, every month

Shantha David is the first Black or Asian woman to head the legal services team of a trade union – not just the first at UNISON, but the first anywhere in the UK

John Campbell

Black History Month: health workers making history now

This month, UNISON is celebrating the Black health workers who are making history right now

The importance of understanding Islamophobia

Racism in all its forms is objectionable. Islamophobia is a more nuanced form of hate. UNISON recognises the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) definition of Islamophobia, which is as follows: ‘Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness’ This is just one description – there […]

Out and proud but in crisis in Ghana

Written by Davis Mac-Iyalla, Interfaith Diversity Network of West Africa (IDNOWA) Fellow Comrades and Allies, I want to share my journey with you. It involves my mission for LGBT+ inclusion in eleven West African countries.  While I would have enjoyed sharing some of the pleasant parts of my story, now is not the time. We […]

Racial health inequalities: Redressing the balance

We’ve heard a lot about health inequalities since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, but what are they exactly? Health inequalities are the disparities in occurrence, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes between groups of people. Covid-19 has had a disproportionate impact on Black communities in the UK. A number of factors have contributed to this, including […]

A champion of diversity

Our Nelson Mandela Award winner on heroes, history, activism and bringing more Black people to the boardroom

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

Caste: The Lies That Divide Us

As part of Black History Month, we review a new book that explores systems of exploitation, suppression and persecution

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

Let’s make future Black history a positive one

This year, more than any other, shows that Black history should be taught and discussed all year round, not just for one month

Bristol health branch helps show racists the red card

‘People voiced exactly how they felt. They pulled no punches’

​Some employers only paying lip service to Black staff’s fears

The stakes are too high for employers to get this wrong

Blog: This Black History Month, we won’t go back to the old normal

Our Black members deserve so much better

Kick it out

UNISON marks the 25-year fight against racism in football.

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.
Footballers wearing show racism the red card t shirts

Kick it out

UNISON marks the 25-year fight against racism in football

Ms Smith Goes to Westminster

Former UNISON president Eleanor Smith reflects on an historic general election victory and her first months as an MP