An Interview with Kiran Mal

Kiran Mal

20 July 2021 7:00pm–8:00pm

UNISON Hertfordshire’s Black members group invites all to an interview with Kiran Mal, UNISON Bedford Borough branch secretary.

Kiran will talk through her journey in local government, from struggling to get noticed, to getting involved in UNISON’s Black members group and becoming branch secretary.

UNISON Herts Black members officer Ugonna Nwachuku Rowell says: “This event is dedicated to all who fight racism and for equality.”

About Kiran

I held many varied roles within Bedford Borough Council, struggling to be noticed for my good work ethic to lack of progression within departments.

I became active within UNISON because I was bullied and without the support from UNISON I question where I would be mentally now.

From brilliant training I became local shop steward supporting members in sickness review meetings, to health and safety officer and becoming Black members officer to branch secretary at Bedford Borough Council.

I have always been there to fight the good fight for our members with the best intentions.

People say about me: ‘she sticks her head above the parapet; asks the questions that other are scared to; makes the uncomfortable situation, comfortable; she will stand by you no matter what; she is approachable, she listens and then takes action.

I have passion, drive, commitment – but I don’t forget where I come from and who I am. I stand and talk for those that can’t. Am I a reflection of you? For I am you, you are me.

Fighting for equality and racism did not start with me and nor will it end with me, this is the journey, we all walk and fight together in solidarity, my brother and sisters.

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This event is open to all and will take place via Microsoft Teams.

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