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Pam Sian is framed over black and white images of Idi Amin in military uniform and Asian families in an airport fleeing Uganda in 1971.

The expulsion of Asians by Idi Amin – 50 years on

Pam Sian is a UNISON Yorkshire & Humberside Assistant Regional Convenor, Branch Secretary, Convenor and Equalities Officer, and Vice-chair of the region’s Black Members’ Group. 50 years since her family were caught up in the expulsion of Asians from Uganda, she recalls the traumatic events. On 4th August 1972, the President of Uganda, Idi Amin, […]

Abdul Rashid - Chair of Yorkshire & Humberside Black Members SOG

Race to the top

The Black Lives Matter movement has rightly focused attention on racism in all its forms. Here feature writer for UNISON Active, Ruth McGuire, assesses the barriers to promotion faced by black people in the region. You’ve heard of the “Glass Ceiling”, well allow me to introduce you to the “Snowy Peaks”. Basically it means the […]


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