The Black Members Officer position is currently vacant.

‘I’m just trying to fight injustice’
Portrait of Funmi Ayeni
Reports from Black members’ conference

Funmi Ayeni (above) was “overwhelmed” when she found out that she’d won the first Young Black Members’ Award.

“I didn’t expect to win it,” she told the union’s Black members' conference in Bournemouth at the weekend, “but it was an amazing feeling when I did."

“I’m just trying to fight the injustice that we face,” she said.

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UNISON ‘proud’ to sponsor inaugural health BAME award as it launches Race for Equality campaign

UNISON's IT systems - including the Online Conference System - experienced a significant disruption on 19 September and we know many branches had difficulty uploading motions to National Black Members Conference 2020. Consequently it has been decided to extend the deadline for the submission of motions to September 24th 11:00 am.
Tim Roberts
Secretary to National Black Members Standing Orders Committee

Bridgend social worker, Neelo Farr, won election on the UNISON Cymru Wales Labour Link Committee which helps oversee the union’s political lobbying of Welsh government 

Why racism still needs to be kicked out of football
Show racism the red card event

To mark the 25-year fight against racism in football, we spoke with two former players who experienced racism first hand – but are now helping to educate players and fans alike to accept diversity. 

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UNISON Cymru/Wales Black Members Self Organised Group (BMSOG) are requesting that all branches actively encourage their black members to participate in the BMSOG.


We are striving to strengthen our group and your help and support would be greatly received, as we all know face to face conversation are the best recruitment tool.  The BMSOG have put together information packs for potential new members to the group which branches can request as and when needed. 


If you require any further information or would like to request information packs please do not hesitate to contact Lianne Owen, UNISON Area Organiser on 07903 853018 or


Many thanks in advance. 


Kebba Manneh

Chair of the Cymru/Wales Black Members SOG