Defining Black

Members often ask what the definition of Black is, sometimes for example, when deciding whether or not to become involved in a Black Members’ Self Organised Group, a support network for Black UNISON members.

One of the actions the National Black Members’ Committee was tasked with in relation to the definition of Black was to produce a leaflet that could be distributed at UNISON Conferences in 2015. The ‘Defining Black’ leaflet below was made available at the National Black Members’ Conference in February this year, with a ‘Defining Black’ Motion also being Carried by Conference.

UNISON Manchester Branch has since circulated the leaflet to its Self Organised Groups currently in operation, ie Black, Women and LGBT, in addition to main contacts of the proposed Disabled Members’ Group. Hard copies of the leaflet are also available from the Branch Office.

Sonia Stewart
Branch Equality Officer

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