‘We have come so far, so please let us stand together as we honour Black history’

To mark Black History Month, we invited one of our reps in Hertfordshire to say a few words about what it means to be Black in the UK today. My name is Rita Sarpong. I am a Black lady who was born in Ghana on June 1978. I traveled to the UK in 2003 to pursue my […]

We’re building on a quarter-century of anti-racism

With Black History Month in full swing, regional secretary Tim Roberts blogs on UNISON’s role in ending racial inequality

Some employers only paying lip service to Black staff’s Covid fears

Public-sector employers in the East of England must ensure all staff have robust, up to date risk assessments to protect the health and lives of Black workers as coronavirus infections rise, says UNISON today. It follows newly published UNISON research showing more than half of Black* staff (57%) working in the NHS, care homes and […]

Black communities on both sides of the Atlantic have the same fight for justice

Brian Pereira explores the historic links between Black people in the US and UK for Black History Month 2020

Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month is a time for us to elevate Black voices and celebrate Black communities’ contribution to life in Britain. Of course Black workers are essential to public services and to UNISON for all 12 months of the year, not just October, but this is an important opportunity to celebrate Black history here in […]