Action needed to address higher coronavirus death rates ​for Black people

Higher-risk job roles must be examined Commenting on figures released today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics showing disproportionately high Covid-19 death rates for Black people, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Time and again, we’ve seen how people from black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities suffer health problems caused by disadvantage and poverty, which […]

COVID-19: Black and female workers – more impacted than the rest

Anyone can be infected by COVID-19. But it’s increasingly clear that that’s where the equality ends UNISON believes that the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on different groups is devastatingly different and is becoming increasingly clear. In evidence to parliament this week, the union asserted that COVID-19 is tracking and deepening long-term inequalities in our […]

2020 Nelson Mandela Award presented to ‘pioneering’ woman

Regional Convenor Yvonne Green honoured by Black members’ conference for going ‘above and beyond’ Yvonne Green was presented with the 2020 Nelson Mandela Award at this weekend’s Black members’ conference, by vice president Sian Stockham, for going “above and beyond” her duties toward Black members. “Yvonne is an inspiration to us all proving what can […]