Black Workers’ Group

UNISON is fighting for equal rights and respect for black people in the union, at work and in life. Black workers covered by a union can expect to earn over a third more than non-unionised black workers.

The next meeting of Camden Black Workers’ Group will be on Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at 3.30pm in the Council Chamber in the Town Hall, Judd Street WC1.  

How we are organised

Branch black workers groups/committees

Branches are encouraged to set up  branch black workers groups which meet to discuss local terms and conditions,  build a support network for members facing problems at work and provide a forum  for the debate of race equality issues. These groups also assist members in  gaining the confidence to get involved in other levels of the union.

Regional black members committees

Each of UNISON’s 12 regions has a  regional black members’ committee, which meets regularly. Regional black members  committees are involved in a whole range of activities – taking up places on the  regional structures to represent black members, supporting and helping the  establish branch black workers groups and working closely with the other  self-organised groups in UNISON. If you want to find out where your local black  members’ group is based in your area or want to know more about your regional  black members’ group and what they do on your behalf invite your regional black  members’ contact to your next branch meeting to do a presentation, or just  telephone them for advice.

National black members’ self-organisation

Black members  self-organisation at a national level is co-ordinated by the national black  members committee, made up of the regional representatives and representatives  from the national committees representing lesbian gay bisexual and transgender  members, women members and disabled members. A national black members conference  is held every year where black members from branch and regional groups meet to  discuss issues and decide on their priorities for the coming year.The national  black members’ committee is a recognised part of the union structure and works  with other national committees, such as the national executive council and  national negotiators, to ensure that race equality is kept at the heart of  UNISON’s activities.

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