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January 20th, 2019

On the final morning of UNISON’s Black member’s conference, delegates opened with an emotional debate on the tragic toll of knife crime and how to combat the problem.

Paulette Whyte for the national Black members’ committee reported that police had recorded over 39,000 knife offences for...

January 19th, 2019

Guest speaker Carol Sewell addressed Black members’ conference this afternoon, haring her own inspiring story and encouraging members to “be the best you can be” in UNISON.

The former vice president told how she was born in Oldbury in the West Midlands and, after finishing her education,...

January 19th, 2019

In a packed morning session in Llandudno’s Venue Cymru conference centre, UNISON’s Black members debated a wide range of important motions.

Tanya Igbosi-McGee for the national Black members committee opened a major debate on the Windrush scandal.

“It has been a nightmare – it...

January 19th, 2019

“Thank you for all your hard work – particularly in the fight against racism.”

That was at the heart of Gordon McKay’s message to UNISON’s Black members’ when the president addressed their conference today.

He told them: “thank you for everything that you do for our union and...

January 19th, 2019

The 2019 winner of the UNISON Nelson Mandela Award laid down a challenge for public service employers this morning, when he received his award at the union’s annual Black members’ conference in Llandudno.

Mo Mohammed (pictured with UNISON president Gordon McKay) from Yorkshire and...