Norfolk celebrates Year of Black Workers

Norfolk local government and health staff flocked to county hall at the end of October to celebrate UNISON’s Year of Black Workers. They were treated to a range of speakers from UNISON’s regional Black members and local branches, while guest speaker Ruth Pearson talked staff through the legacy of the Grunwick and Gate Gourmet disputes, […]

People pose for a photo as the charter is signed

EPUT pledges support to tackle racism of all forms

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) has pledged support to tackle all forms of racism after signing UNISON’s anti-racism charter today. As part of UN Anti-Racism Day, which took place last week, EPUT today signed the trade union’s charter which commits the organisation and its leaders to a range of pledges designed to prevent […]

A group of people with copies of the anti-racism pledge card

Princess Alexandra Hospital becomes first Essex NHS trust to support Anti-Racism Charter

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has become the first NHS hospital in Essex to sign up to a new anti-racism charter. PAHT has signed the anti-racism charter, developed by trade union representative UNISON, at a special ceremony that commits the hospital to a range of pledges designed to prevent racial bias. The charter […]

Regional UNISON leaders Rad, Tim and Becky show their support for the charter

Employers across the region make the commitment to wipe out racial discrimination

On the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, regional secretary Tim Roberts surveys how far our Anti-Racism Charter in the short time since its launch

Three people holding copies of the Anti-Racism Charter walk over a rainbow zebra crossing outside Hellesdon Hospital

Norfolk NHS trusts pledge support to tackle racism

More than 10,000 NHS staff in Norfolk are now covered by a new charter aimed at tackling racism in the public sector, trade union UNISON announces on UN Anti-Racism Day today. The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS […]

Amanda and Winstonhold the signed charter

First employers sign up to new anti-racism charter

The NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across Suffolk and north east Essex have become the first in the country to sign up to UNISON’s anti-racism charter. The pledge ensures, within the first 12 months, the organisation has implemented a clear and visible race equality policy, a programme of anti-racism initiatives and actions and ensures there […]

UNISON Eastern launches new equality calendar

We’re proud to present our new equality calendar! The interactive calendar will help UNISON Eastern members and activists keep on top of the big events in the union as well as national and international equalities dates. The calendar will be updated regularly so check back for the latest and please get in touch if you’ve […]

Anti-racist public services are good for Black workers and society

UNISON Eastern Black members group co-chairs Firdy Finch and Brian Pereira and regional secretary Tim Roberts report on the launch of UNISON Eastern’s new Anti-Racism Charter

Shelves full of library books

Tackling racial discrimination in our universities

They’re supposed to be enlightened institutions of learning, but too often workers and students in universities face racism, says Tim Roberts. Luckily, UNISON is helping to do something about it

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 […]