Black members in UNISON work to improve equality in the workplace and challenge racism and discrimination. There are Black Members committees and conferences at Scottish and UK level and provision for a Black Members group in the branch. We also have a Black members officer post. If you are interested in becoming involved, contact the branch here.
In UNISON, Black is used to indicate people with a shared history. Black with a capital ‘B’ is used in its broad political and inclusive sense to describe people in Britain that have suffered colonialism and enslavement in the past and continue to experience racism and diminished opportunities in today’s society. Black members have many of the same concerns as other members regarding access to employment, pay, promotion and training. However, racist discrimination can deepen the impact of problems faced in the workplace.
Updates | UK Black Members | UNISON Scotland Black Members
Your September edition of the equalities update is now available with updates on: Black members Disabled members LGBT+ members Women ... Read More
Your August edition of the Equalities newsletter is now available covering updates on: Black Members Disabled Members LGBT+ Members Women ... Read More
Your July Equalities update is now available online covering: Black members LGBT+ members Disabled members Women members Mental Health ... Read More
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has shown the important role Health & Safety Representatives have in the workplace. During the 15 ... Read More
Michael Richardson, branch equalities officer and Ian Mullen, branch health & safety officer are working together to ensure the concerns ... Read More
The last couple of weeks have been a critical time in highlighting the struggle against racism, first with the murder ... Read More
UNISON branch officers took some time during their weekly call to remember George Floyd. George was an unarmed black man ... Read More
Your June Equalities Update is now available online covering: LGBT+ members Black members Disabled members Women members The Equality Act ... Read More