Black members in UNISON work to improve equality in the workplace and challenge racism and discrimination.

Black members have many of the same concerns as other members regarding access to employment, pay, promotion and training. However, racist discrimination can deepen the impact of problems faced in the workplace.

UNISON’s Black members’ group (known as a self-organised group) campaigns for equality in the workplace and the wider community.

Joining UNISON helps you play an active and important role in every aspect of achieving equality in your workplace.

Your Rep

The Black members representative for Goldsmiths UNISON is Jacqueline.

Your Staff Network at Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths UNISON fully supports the staff networks at Goldsmiths and works in partnership to embed Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) across Goldsmiths.  You can find out more about the EDI Hub at https://goldmine.gold.ac.uk/Working/Pages/Equality-and-Diversity.aspx and if you want to join the Goldsmiths’ Race Equality Group (GREG) mailing list then please contact diversity@gold.ac.uk.

Goldsmiths’ Race Equality Group (GREG) was formed in 2015 to provide a space for black or ethnic minority staff with an interest in race equality to come together.



Black Lives Matter

"We need to reflect, truly listen to figure out ways to move forward in solidarity" - Margaret Greer @BlackUNISON Today UNISON is supporting and showing solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement and our members by observing a day-long blackout in response to the...

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Black History Month Lunch

We wanted to send out a huge thanks to everyone who came along to our lunch and film screening, marking Black History Month. The film was about the experience and impact of the Windrush generation which is especially poignant considering that our National Delegate...

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Black History Month lunch

We've sent out an email inviting our Goldsmiths UNISON Black member to our lunch and film screening of 'The Experience & Impact of the Windrush generation' on 30th October. If you haven't got the invite don't panic just send us a quick email and we'll send you the...

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Goldsmiths UNISON Black History Month Social

Please come and celebrate Black History Month with this social organised for UNISON's Black Members SOG (Self Organised Group) and colleagues.   The screening of "Betty Davis- they say I'm different" will be followed by Lunch and is entirely free for unison black...

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Defining Black

Following the 2013 national Black members’ conference the national Black members committee looks at defining ‘Black’ in UNISON. The motion to conference asked for an explanation of the term to be used consistently throughout Black members structures. In UNISON, Black...

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On Saturday 18 March there will be a nation-wide Stand Up To Racism demonstration in London, Glasgow and Cardiff. The event is organised by Stand Up To Racism and supported by the TUC.   You can find more information about this demonstration on Stand Up To Racism...

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