UNISON 2020 Black Members Conference
The work of the National Black Members Committee (NBMC) to promote equality and fairness across our union continues throughout the year to ensure that the voices of Black members are heard and acted upon.
Challenging racism in the workplace continues to be at the forefront of our work. We have also worked on recruiting new members and retaining our existing members through what has been a difficult time in our Public Sector; with cuts to services and job losses. The challenge to racism and Islamophobia has never been more important to the work of the NBMC with Brexit and the increase in reported race hate crimes since the referendum. The aftermath of the decision continues to have an immediate effect on our Black communities with a significant increase in reported race hate crimes. The NBMC continues to challenge the lies, myths and the propaganda of this government and all far right groups. Defining Black remains on our agenda and we believe that we cannot be allowed to be separated by terminology at a time when we are all being targeted by the government. This must be a message across our union.