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

Equalities team “Time to talk” sessions provide safe space for members

Equalities team "Time to talk" sessions provide safe space for members
#YDW22 As part of the Year of Disabled Workers, the branch Equalities team has organised a series of "Time to ... Read More

Please join our Black Members’ event event to mark UN Anti-racism Day

Please join our Black Members' event event to mark UN Anti-racism Day
22 March is United Nations Anti-Racism Day, and to mark this event UNISON Aberdeenshire's Black members self organised group will ... Read More

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March at 7pm

Join us to celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March at 7pm
#BreaktheBias #IWD2022 Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, ... Read More

Branch delegates in action at National Women’s Conference 2022

Kathleen Kennedy
UNISON's 2022 National Women's Conference had been arranged to take place in Edinburgh. However with the upsurge in the COVID ... Read More

Please join the cost of living protest in Marischal Square, Aberdeen at 12.30pm on Saturday 12 Feb

Please join the cost of living protest in Marischal Square, Aberdeen at 12.30pm on Saturday 12 Feb
The branch is urging all our members and their families to get along to the Aberdeen Cost of Living crisis ... Read More

Please come along to the branch International Holocaust Memorial Day event on 27th Jan

Please come along to the branch International Holocaust Memorial Day event on 27th Jan
#YDW2022 Please join us for our International Holocaust Memorial Day event, our first event in UNISON's Year of Disabled Workers ... Read More

Branch will celebrate 2022 as UNISON’s Year of Disabled Workers

Branch will celebrate 2022 as UNISON's Year of Disabled Workers
#YDW2022 UNISON has made 2022 the Year of Disabled Workers. The union plans to use these 12 months to highlight ... Read More

Branch launches Year of Disabled Worker at Disability History Month event

Branch launches Year of Disabled Worker at Disability History Month event
On Friday 3rd December, Aberdeenshire Branch celebrated Disability History Month and launched the 2022 Year of the Disabled Worker at ... 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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