UNISON celebrates the Amos Bursary

UNISON is a partner of the Amos Bursary, which supports talented year 12 students from challenging environments for a total of five years, through their university experience and into the world of work or further study

Making the NHS a positive and friendly place for everyone

UNISON ‘proud’ to sponsor inaugural health BAME award as it launches Race for Equality campaign

‘I wasn’t sure what was going on. I was struggling to concentrate and work was getting too much’

As the union of over a million women, and with nearly 8 out of 10 menopausal women in work, UNISON is raising awareness and understanding of the menopause. Because it’s a work issue

Race for Equality campaign launch

As part of Black History month, UNISON’s health team is proud to launch its Race for Equality Campaign. Let’s stamp out racism in the NHS.

Tahir’s youth mission

Peterborough youth worker is a Local Service Champion and has been honoured by the Queen

Stand up to racism and fascism on 16 March

Major demonstrations are being organised in Cardiff, Glasgow and London

Conference backs UNISON campaign on social care

Delegates reiterate that ‘social care is the bedrock of our society’

Black members debate how to tackle knife crime

On the final morning of UNISON’s Black member’s conference, delegates opened with an emotional debate on the tragic toll of knife crime and how to combat the problem. Paulette Whyte for the national Black members’ committee reported that police had recorded over 39,000 knife offences for the year to the end of June 2018 – […]

Former vice president issues inspiring call to action

Carol Sewell urges Black members to be the ‘best they can be’ in UNISON

Windrush ‘nightmare’ won’t end until ‘hostile environment’ does

Black members share stories of individuals and families whose lives have been affected by the scandal

President thanks Black members for all their work

Gordon McKay uses speech to damn a government working to ‘undermine and punish working people’

Nelson Mandela Award winner issues challenge to employers

Mo Mohammed says it’s one thing for public services to recruit a diverse workforce but another to retain it

Black workers are vital to the future of our public services, says UNISON general secretary

Speaking at UNISON’s annual Black Members Conference today (Friday) in Llandudno, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Last the NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary, yet the descendants of those that came from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to help build it are still facing barriers.

Footballers wearing show racism the red card t shirts

Kick it out

UNISON marks the 25-year fight against racism in football

Race equality in the UK is going backwards, says conference

Delegates have grim view of progress despite 50 years of race relations legislation