View from the back of the conference hall down to the platform and stage set during the debates on racism in the NHS

UNISON will continue to strengthen the Race for Equality campaign

‘Racism exists in the NHS’ – a report shows, for instance, 63% of Black workers feel they’re subjected to greater scrutiny than white colleagues

UNISON ‘unequivocally condemns’ Tory donor’s ‘horrific abuse’

‘No woman in public life should have to accept this kind of abuse and intimidation’

‘I am a young, Black, thriving woman. And my mental health matters’

Conference hears that Black communities are more likely to experience mental health difficulties, due to racism and other factors

Black members’ conference vows to continue the legacy of the Year of Black Workers

Continued activism is crucial as the government accused of ‘writing a new chapter in the history of racism in the UK’

UNISON given go-ahead to join judicial review of government inaction over Windrush

High Court will hear how former home secretary Suella Braverman reneged on key recommendations from the Windrush scandal inquiry

Ameen Hadi speaking at a conference

UNISON announces 2024 Nelson Mandela Award winner

Ameen Hadi was nominated as a passionate and dedicated anti-racist and advocate for equality, equity, diversity and inclusion.

UNISON at Notting Hill Carnival

UNISON joined love Music, Hate Racism, Stand Up to Racism and the National Education Union on a float at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival

HMT Empire Windrush

UNISON seeks judicial review of home secretary over Windrush

Suella Braverman has abandoned the commitment to key measures that would prevent another Windrush scandal

Christina McAnea, arms folded, in front of conference stage - 'Fighting for our future'

Blog: We can’t truly commemorate Windrush until we have justice

If Windrush had never docked, we wouldn’t be celebrating 75 years of our treasured NHS this year, because many of that generation went to work in the health service

Dr Neville Lawrence addresses conference

UNISON presents Dr Neville Lawrence with honorary membership

‘I am standing here 30 years later because of you, and all the other different unions who have been with us over the past 30 years’

Year of Black Workers at National Delegate Conference

Our Motions The National Black Members’ Committee submitted two motions to National Delegate Conference (NDC). Motion 4 – Equality is UNISON Business Motion – 52 – The Cost of Living Crisis and Black Workers If you are attending conference, please think about speaking on these important motions. The full text of each motion can be […]

Members campaigning at a stall

Stop Deportations to Rwanda

The scapegoating of refugees and migrants – spearheaded by Suella Braverman’s talk of the ‘invasion’ of Southern England by ‘illegal immigrants’, and her ‘obsession’ with deporting refugees to Rwanda – is opening the door to the far right. We have seen distressing scenes of violent attacks on asylum seeker accommodation by far-right activists. HOPE not […]

Nominations now open for the 2024 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 […]

UK COVID-19 Public Inquiry

In the joint submission of the Northern Ireland Council for Racial Equality and the APG on Ethnic Minority Community to Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on the experience of minority ethnic and migrant people in Northern Ireland, we highlighted the fact that disparities and inequalities do persist. Racism and discrimination remain a factor in shaping people’s […]

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 […]