Suffolk Black Members Networking Meeting

Published on 18 February 2021 by

 

Suffolk Black Workers Meeting -Thursday 29th April 2021 6-7pm

 

(*In UNISON ‘Black’ is used to indicate people with a shared history. Black with a capital ‘B’ is used in its broad political and inclusive sense to describe people in Britain that have suffered colonialism and enslavement in the past and continue to experience racism and diminished opportunities in today’s society)

Dear Colleague,
 
You are invited to the Suffolk Black Workers meeting. This meeting is open to members and non-members.
UNISON has established a Black workers network in Suffolk,  to help give voice to Black workers in local government, improve race equality in the workplace and challenge racism and discrimination. This includes Black workers in schools, academies, care, private and voluntary sectors.
 
When: Thursday 29th April 6-7pm
 
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“The growth of the Black Lives Matter movement has shone a fresh spotlight on the horrific levels of racism around the world and the everyday racism Black workers experience.

 With the coronavirus crisis disproportionately impacting Black communities, it means that the pandemic is intensifying systemic and structural racism, and pre-existing economic and health inequalities. It has also led to a spike in race and hate crime directed at British Chinese and east Asian people.

Challenging racism and winning equality is at the heart of everything UNISON does. We will continue to play a key role in the anti-racism movement and in fighting racism. We will fight for anti-racist workplaces that keep trade unions strong and united and able to challenge the divide and rule actions of employers.” – Christina McAnea, UNISON General Secretary.

We look forward to welcoming you to our next meeting

 Please email n.marsden@unison.co.uk for further information or to confirm attendance.