Friday, August 04, 2017

Black History Month, Carnival & Conference 2018

Black Members – please see important information below to action or note, thanks.

Notting Hill Carnival, London, 27-28 August
Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s largest street festival representing London's multicultural past and present. UNISON has a regular presence every year at the carnival through its relationship with South Connections, an award winning group – many of whom are NHS workers.

This year we will be promoting UNISON’s key messages and campaigns and engaging as many members as possible. To volunteer - from distributing information to wearing a costume - email

UNISON Celebrates the Journey of Black Trade Unionism
UNISON is organising a networking and community event to celebrate Black History Month at the UNISON Centre on Friday 20th October from 11am to 6.30pm. The event will focus on the journey and link with trade unionism that brought many Black people to the shores of Great Britain. The theme for the event is The History of Black Trade Unionism across the Diaspora – The Journey". There will be presentations on educational aspects of Black History Month, which will also include music, poetry, food from different continents of the world and lots of drinks and nibbles. Speakers include Dave Prentis, General Secretary, Margaret McKee, UNISON President, Rakesh Patel, Thompsons Solicitors, Francis Duku, Show Racism the Red Card, Oku Ekpenyon, Memorial 2007 and others. To attend the event, you will need to register your interest at

National Black Member’s Conference, Liverpool, 19-21 January 2018

The 2018 UNISON National Black Members’ Conference bulletin is now available on the UNISON Conference website. The conference is now open for registration on the Online Conference System (OCS). The conference will be held at the BT Centre, Liverpool from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 January. If you are interested in attending, now is the time to speak to your branch about registering you as a delegate to the conference.

Margaret Greer
National Officer, Race Equality

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