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.
Challenging racism is crucial to UNISON’s work because no workplace where racism is allowed to flourish can ever be effectively organised. In dealing with discrimination we support workers not just in formal procedures but by developing effective responses to deeply rooted patterns of discrimination.
In addition to this a disproportionate number of Black workers are employed in low paid, temporary or casual employment and very often need support while finding that cuts in public services, education and health can also disproportionately impact on them.
Joining your Black Members SOG helps you play an active and important role in every aspect of achieving equality in your workplace.
Within our branch structure we are under represented in this area and would welcome expressions of interest from Black Members who wish to become more active within UNISON
For more information contact Jennifer Black at the branch office. Or for more information on the regional activity of the Black Members Group contact the Regional Officer Alistair MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the regional website here .