anti-racism message being held by Black hand in Richmond, Yorkshire

UNISON to help lead union response to the racism report

The union will work with the TUC to address the discredited report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, which downplays structural and institutional racism

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Black Lives Matter slogan on a homemade placard at a Yorkshire protest in 2020

UNISON voices disappointment over report into racism in the UK

Questions asked about make-up of commission set up by Number 10 in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Heads and shoulders portrait of Roger McKenzie

Blog: The importance of Black people standing up for their rights

The UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reminds us all of what is at stake in the fight against racism

Blogs, News on the UNISON National site.

Meet Rakiya Suleiman – Winner of the 2021 Nelson Mandela Award

In 2015, the National Black Members’ Conference established the Nelson Mandela Award, to be presented each year to a member who has ‘gone above and beyond’ for Black people – within the union and in the wider society. Amongst our Black membership we recognise that there is an abundance of talent and that many people […]

Black members news on the UNISON National site.

Universities call for urgent action on racial harassment in higher education

“Black staff and students must have the same opportunities to develop their studies and careers as their white counterparts.”

Article on the UNISON National site.

Blog: This avoidable crisis

The Lawrence Review endorses UNISON’s view that decades of discrimination have left Black communities over-exposed and under-protected from COVID-19

Article on the UNISON National 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

Society must do more to tackle structural racism, says UNISON

Urgent action needed to protect Black communities from second wave

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Employers must do all they can to reduce COVID impact on Black staff, says UNISON

Findings of risk assessments must be implemented

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Bristol health branch helps show racists the red card

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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.