Equalities and self organisation

To make sure all our members have a voice in the union, UNISON members have set up ‘self-organised groups’ to provide a voice for people who are traditionally under represented. Kathleen Kennedy is our branch Equalities Officer and is working to integrate equalities into everything we do.  Read more here

Click here for our Equalities Events Calendar

Equalities updates

Branch Equalities Newsletter – Equality Matters – June issue out now

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Here is the second issue of the branch 's equalities newsletter, Equality Matters, edited by Equalities Officer, Kathleen Kennedy. Articles ... Read More

Branch commemorates Refugee Week and stands in solidarity with all refugees and asylum seekers

Branch commemorates Refugee Week and stands in solidarity with all refugees and asylum seekers
Our branch has a proud history of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers and wants to highlight that this week is ... Read More

Branch condemns George Floyd killing and renews pledge to fight racism

Branch condemns George Floyd killing and renews pledge to fight racism
Aberdeenshire UNISON condemns the killing of George Floyd by police officers in the USA and stands in solidarity with all ... Read More

May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Branch treasurer and LGBT+ ally, Ann Gray celebrates International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia by looking back at how ... Read More

Branch Equalities Newsletter including equalities quiz – prizes to be won!

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Branch Equalities Officer, Kathleen Kennedy has issued the branch's first Equalities Newsletter outlining how equalities is taken forward within UNISON ... Read More

Kate calls for social care to be valued as the fundamental basis of a caring society

Kate calls for social care to be valued as the fundamental basis of a caring society
#Uwomen20 Kate Ramsden, Branch Co-Chair and member of the union's lay leadership, the National Executive Council (NEC), attended UNISON's Women's ... Read More

Please take our UNISON workplace disability and health survey

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As part of UNISON's work campaigning for better rights for disabled workers and people with health conditions, our national union ... Read More

Scottish Disabled Members’ Committee Summer Newsletter 2019

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Here is the Scottish Disabled Members' Committee Summer Newsletter 2019. Issues highlighted includethe successful South Lanarkshire motion to National Delegate ... Read More
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Equalities and Self Organisation

Kathleen Kennedy
Kathleen Kennedy, Branch Equalities Officer

Kathleen is working to highlight all the different equality strands within the branch and the employers and this page will show the work that the branch is doing to promote equalities.

There is also an Equalities Events calendar which will include key equality days and months and will link to branch and wider activity around these dates.

UNISON has groups at national, regional and local level for women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members, black members and disabled members. These groups are designed to be self-organising but also integral to the union’s structures.

The branch has run a Pathways Course to support women to become more active in the branch and in UNISON as a whole.

UNISON also has a young members and a retired members section to ensure that the interests of these particular groups of members also have a voice within the organisation.

For more information on equalities and self organisation at Scottish and UK level, click on the links below.

UNISON UK equalities pages

UNISON Scotland equalities pages

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Equalities Events Calendar

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