Year of Black Workers campaign briefing

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2023 is UNISON’s Year of Black Workers. This year is about tackling racism and improving the working conditions and opportunities for Black workers in Scotland.

This briefing sets out our campaign priorities, actions UNISON branches can take and the role of the Black members committee.

Racism in the workplace is an everyday experience for Black workers in public services. UNISON surveys found that, during the pandemic, our Black members were more likely to experience discrimination linked to COVID safety, but less likely to seek union assistance.