At the last regional black members committee in February 2013, it was suggested that the Liverpool Black SOG be extended to include other service group branches from across the Merseyside Borough.
At a time of significant change, massive upheaval and swinging cuts in the public sector, never has it been more important for Black members and workers to be organising for the future.
The research conducted by the Runneymede trust in 2011 in London and the West Midlands revealed that Black workers are being disproportionately selected for redundancy, redeployment and being downgraded, confirming what we already know, that institutional racism is alive and kicking.
The Merseyside SOG aims to address the disproportionate impact these cuts are having on Black members, by mapping and recruiting more Black members, campaigning for equality and tackling the lack of opportunity and promotion in the workplace.
We believe that setting up a Black members group comes at a crucial time, when our pay, pensions and facility time are under attack, we can play a pivitol role in the Regional and National Black Members committee further enhancing the role of Black Members in UNISON.
The next meeting will take place as follows:
DATE: WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH
VENUE: JACK JONES HOUSE (UNITE BUILLDING)
2 CHURCHILL WAY
L3 8EF ( CAR PARKING AT REAR)
If anyone has any questions or would like more information please contact Lesley Northall