Last month I had a discussion with UWE officers responsible for organisational learning and development. A recommendation put to them was based on identifying implicit bias through an online test, this would result in identifying training needs and then providing individuals access to a resource pack(s) to address the bias and prejudice, finally a re-test of implicit bias is taken to see if any change had occurred. The hope is for this to be a ‘loop system’ towards continuous personal improvement. Whether the recommendation is taken on board is yet to be seen.

If any UWE UNISON Black member has thoughts on any of this or other suggestions, please do not hesitate in contacting me. The union needs your voice to represent you the best way possible.


For Your Diary

Celebrating Black History Month, with food and drink refreshments

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 12pm to 2pm, drop-in. Trade Union Centre, 2FC122 (located in car park 6 & 7)

The trade unions at UWE are hosting a get-together with food and drink refreshments in celebration of Black History Month. It’s a drop-in opportunity to meet union executive officers along with BME staff forum coordinators to find out more & ask questions.


Unison’s National Black Members’ Conference 2019 

Friday 18 January 2019, 1pm to Sunday 20 January 12:30pm in Cymru, Llandudno.

Includes presentation of the UNISON Nelson Mandela Award 2019

Travel and accommodation arranged via the local branch 

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