Black Members Group
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:- email@example.com
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 Gillian.firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Birmingham Activist Yvonne Mosquito wins “Nelson Mandela Award”
Councillor Yvonne Mosquito today became the third recipient of the UNISON Nelson Mandela Award in recognition of over 37 years of dedicated campaigning and organising in her local community in Birmingham.
Receiving her award from the union’s president, Margaret McKee, at Black members’ conference in Liverpool, Ms Mosquito was particularly keen to thank Birmingham branch for nominating her.
Her community work began at the age of 17 when she became a supplementary school teacher assistant.
She was elected as a councillor to Birmingham City Council in 1996 and has served as executive member of the Birmingham City Council cabinet, chair of the Labour Group, deputy chief whip, vice chair of West Midlands Police Authority and as West Midlands Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner.