Voices of Black history

As Black History Month draws to a close for another year, we asked some leading UNISON Eastern Black activists on why this time of year is important to them. Black History Month is important to me because it’s a time I use to stop and reflect on how great it is to be Black, I […]

Proud to Be! Celebrate Black History Month

As Black History Month draws to a close, we teamed up with Aspire Black Suffolk to speak to students from Suffolk One about their future aspirations and why Black history is important to them.

Celebrate Black history and create equality today

The fight for equality runs through everything we do the whole year round, says Tim Roberts

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 […]

The fierce urgency of now – we must make sure Black Lives Matter

Acting regional secretary Tim Roberts turns to the Black Lives Matter movement in his latest blog

Get organised! Black workers in UNISON

Black members in UNISON work to improve equality in the workplace and challenge racism and discrimination. 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. UNISON Eastern spoke to some of the […]

Young Black members confidence skills course

        UNISON is inviting expressions of interest from young Black members who want to become more active in the union to attend a training course to learn more about Black people’s contribution to trade unionism and to acquire some confidence skills. The course will be held at UNISON Centre in London on […]