Black Members’ Events Reports

Activism in UNISON opens up opportunities to attend events regionally and nationally, from conferences to demonstrations. Black Members’ officer, Bill Acharjee, reports on events that he has attended, which you can explore here: UNISON National Black Members Officer Conference, January 2019 ‘Stand Up To Racism’ demonstration – London, 16th March 2019 South-East Regional Black Members […]

An Introduction for Women Members

Jo Reeve, Women’s Officer, introduces herself and calls members to join the Self Organised Group of Women members in the branch. Hi, I’m Jo Reeve and I am the newly appointed Women’s Officer and Welfare Officer for the Southampton Unison Branch. It has been a challenging first few months for me due to the Covid 19 Outbreak […]

We All Stand Together!

Bill Acharjee, Black Members’ Officer, shares his thoughts and recommendations for those becoming more active in the anti-racist movement. “We All Stand Together” (also known as the Frog Chorus) was one of my favourite songs from childhood, it was written by Paul McCartney in the early 80’s about Rupert Bear who stumbles across a lake […]

50 Years Since the Act – Is There Equal Pay?

The Equal Pay Act, which established the legal principle that workers should receive equal pay for equal work, was given royal assent on 29 May 1970, following the huge publicity generated by striking sewing machinists at Ford’s Dagenham plant. However, 50 years on, evidence shows that men and women are still not paid equally for […]