First UNISON Black History Month Awards event a huge success

After 11 months of planning, the inaugural UNISON Yorkshire and Humberside Black History Month Awards event was held in Sheffield on Friday (13 October). The event was hosted by UNISON Sheffield Teaching Hospitals branch, after branch secretary John Campbell came up with the idea of recognising some of the inspirational, motivational and dedicated people and […]

Black History Month

For UNISON, Black History Month is a time to acknowledge and celebrate achievements of Black people throughout history. Black History and Black British History in particular, is often marginalised. So Black History Month is a key time to acknowledge achievements and provide an opportunity to discuss wider issues affecting the Black community. Black History Month […]

UNISON Black History Month Awards Dinner in Sheffield

To mark Black History Month, UNISON Sheffield Teaching Hospitals branch has organised a regional awards night to recognise individuals and organisations across Yorkshire and Humberside. A total of eight categories will be recognised at the dinner, and the focus is around being inspirational role models for others. As well as the awards ceremony, there will […]

Council leaders in Sheffield commit to tackle racism with help of UNISON

Senior figures from Sheffield City Council have again committed to rooting out racism at the authority, at an event organised by UNISON today (Tuesday).  The Race Equality Commission assessed the council to be “institutionally racist” and introduced a three-year improvement plan to change culture, structures, processes, policies and systems.  UNISON City of Sheffield branch arranged […]

UNISON organises anti-racism event for Sheffield City Council as part of Year of Black Workers campaign

An event to help Sheffield City Council eliminate racism has been organised by the UNISON City of Sheffield branch. The council was assessed to be “institutionally racist” by the Race Equality Commission and a three-year improvement plan introduced in an effort to change culture, structures, processes, policies and systems. Both the chief executive and new […]

Black History Month Awards 2023 

Black History Month Awards 2023 2023 is the year of the Black worker and in October Sheffield Teaching Hospital UNISON branch are hosting and sponsoring an awards ceremony. This event is open to nominations from all Yorkshire & Humberside branches. The event will be on Friday 13 October 2023, in Sheffield at a venue to […]

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 […]