Black Members Group

Black Members December 2017

It is acknowledged through the Birmingham City Council’s recently published report on Workforce Diversity that employees of Black/Black British heritage are twice as likely to be disciplined. 

Also employees of Black/Black British origin are 1.5 times over represented in compulsory redundancies.    The figures highlighted are alarming; unfortunately with further cuts pending these figures will potentially increase. 

UNISON’s Black Members Self Organised Group has been established to effectively challenge inequality by working together to share concerns and aspirations, including establishing their own priorities .  It is important to stress that the group is not associated with any existing employee groups. 

However if you are a Black member of UNISON who has experienced racial harassment/discrimination in the workplace or within the community, but have felt that there is no one to talk to for advice and support.  Then why not join our group? 

We usually meet the second Tuesday of each month .

For further details please contact:-

 Telephone  0121-200-7122



Elected  officers – Black Members Self Organised Group 2018 – 2019.

Gillian Mcpherson – Black Members Officer.

Sandra Barnett- Chair.

Emerald Richards Vice Chair.

Alison Gooden – Education Officer .

Peter Rowe – International Officer.

Audrey Deane – Secretary.


We have monthly Meetings  for Black Staff, this includes, Sikh, Muslim, Chinese, African, Caribbean, Bangladeshi, Pakistani and  mixed heritage.

2nd Tuesday of each Month. 19th Floor Mclaren Building, 46 The  Priory Queensway, B4 7lr

Newsletters are available to download at the bottom of the page which includes the latest one.

Come to our meetings and make a difference in the workplace.  Please email  for more details.







Download Black Members Newsletter August 2016
Download December 2016 newsletter
Download Black Members Newsletter April 2016
Download Black Members Newsletter Spring 2017
Download Black Members Maxie Event May 2017
Download Members August Newsletter 2017
Download Black Members Newsletter Winter 2017



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