UNISON members alongside a representative from East Midlands Probation Service sign the new charter.

Pioneering anti-racism charter is launched in East Midlands

UNISON East Midlands have launched a pioneering initiative to tackle racism with a new anti-racism charter and workplace champion programme. The Charter represents a joint commitment from UNISON and the Employer to Black workers in your workplace. It is the product of joint working between UNISON staff, activists and employers from across the East Midlands. […]

Windrush: 75 years on

On the 75th anniversary of the SS Windrush arriving at Tilbury Docks, Chair of the East Midlands Regional Black Members Network Gilly Anglin-Jarrett shares her thoughts. On June 22, 1948, the SS Windrush docked in England on its journey from the Caribbean and Mexico with over 1,000 passengers from different nations, including over 800 from […]

UN Anti Racism Day: March Against Racism

Saturday 19 March will see events and actions around the world for UN Anti-Racism day and UNISON East Midlands is proudly standing up to be counted. Will you be there too? UN Anti Racism Day will bring together Stand Up To Racism supporters and allies from across trade unions, faith groups, politicians and campaigns to […]

Racism in the workplace

The uncomfortable conversation that needs to be had.

United in Hope

On Saturday I had the pleasures of joining the annual general meeting of our Regional Black Members self-organised group. Self-organised groups are an important part of UNISON’s internal structures. Members who identify with an under-represented group take the opportunity to come together, to lead their own agenda, and develop their own campaigns in a safe […]

Racism in the Workplace

The uncomfortable conversation that needs to be had

Pride Month 2020 – UNISON LGBT+ East Midlands

June is Pride Month: a celebration that commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots, when members of New York’s LGBT+ community fought back against homophobic policing. This historically significant event sparked the international LGBT+ rights movement that has achieved so much over the last 50 years. Whilst large gatherings are not possible at present, Pride should still […]

Statement by the UNISON East Midlands Black Member’s Self-Organised Group

We have today joined all those condemning the murder by police of innocent George Floyd in Minnesota.