Our Nelson Mandela Award winner on heroes, history, activism and bringing more Black people to the boardroom
This year, more than any other, shows that Black history should be taught and discussed all year round, not just for one month
‘People voiced exactly how they felt. They pulled no punches’
The stakes are too high for employers to get this wrong
Our Black members deserve so much better
UNISON marks the 25-year fight against racism in football
Activists should challenge employers on their commitment to Black workers
Magda Lezama is a senior council engineer, a rambler, a wine enthusiast, a single mum and a UNISON activist.
UNISON is running the Nelson Mandela award, which will go to a Black member who has gone ‘above and beyond’ to represent Black members.
UNISON encourages members to mark Black History Month every year and to organise and recruit around it.