I am writing this joint Black Members Officers report on behalf of Glenn Carrington and myself. It’s this time of the Year to report how things have gone with our Black Members for the East of England Ambulance Service within the past Year since the 2016 AGM.
Since that AGM in 2016, our new Equalities Officer Andy Salter, set up a Black Members Face Book age for our Black Members staff who or within the East of England Ambulance Service. It’s excellent Face Book Page, as it has the dates of Unison Eastern Region Black Members Meetings on the site if you wish to attend, and I ill e loading the dates of this ear’s Eastern Region Black Members Meetings on the site. So any of you Black Members who work in the Service please do join the Face Book Page. At the moment we have three members who joint our Face Book Page, and that’s ali aul, Michael Richards and I.
So the Year of 2016 began with myself attending the Black Members Conference which was held in Llandudno North Wales in January 2016, and it was well attended Conference with a high number of Delegates attending the Conference, around 400 Delegates.
So following on from the Conference in March as the first of the ear’s Black Members Meeting held in Luton which was well attended and they discussed events like the Luton Carnival and the Luton Meet which they had stalls at both those events. The next meetings were held in June and September and both the meetings were again well attended, and in November they held the AGM and Education Weekend which Kali Paul attended, and Kali felt it was excellent and again well attended and she gained a great deal from the Education Weekend and with another member of the Eastern Region they wrote a speech on supporting one of the Motions at this ear’s Black Members Conference.
The dates of this ear’s Eastern Region Black Members Meetings ill e on the ace Boo age and also in the Newsletter, so please do try and attend any of the Meetings, and meet other Black Members from around the Region.
So both Glenn, Kali Paul who is our Disabilities Officer and Black Member and I would like to know from you our Black Member staff, if we set up a Black Members Group for the East of England Ambulance Service, would you join the group, and what would your expectations of a group for the Service bring for you? Please do contact either Glenn or I on the following numbers and inform us.