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

Remembering LGBT+ history and today’s struggles

Remembering LGBT+ history and today's struggles
February is LGBT+ History Month and Aberdeenshire UNISON joins the national union in celebrating LGBT+ history. LGBT+ History Month is ... Read More

Christina McAnea to speak at Moray International Women’s Day event

International Women's Day
Aberdeenshire branch members are all welcome to attend Moray UNISON's  virtual International Women’s Day event on 8 March 2021. The ... Read More

Disability History event – uplifting and inspiring in struggle for disability rights

Disability History front sheet
Aberdeenshire UNISON made history as it celebrated Disability History Month and the International Day of People with Disabilities with an ... Read More

Today’s the day – Join us at our booklet launch on Disability History and get your pdf copy here

Disability History front sheet
Aberdeenshire UNISON will celebrate Disability History Month and the International Day of People with Disabilities with an online event today, ... Read More

Please join the online St Andrew’s Day Rally against racism and fascism on Saturday 28th November

Please join the online St Andrew’s Day Rally against racism and fascism on Saturday 28th November
We are calling on all our members and their families and friends to join Aberdeen Trade Union Council's (ATUC) St ... Read More

Please join us to celebrate Disability History Month with launch of our Fascinating Facts booklet

Please join us to celebrate Disability History Month with launch of our Fascinating Facts booklet
The branch is inviting all our members, colleagues, friends and families to join us on 3rd December to celebrate Disability ... Read More

Branch Black History Month events – We must challenge racism and value diversity for the benefit of all.

Branch Black History Month events - We must challenge racism and value diversity for the benefit of all.
Aberdeenshire UNISON celebrated Black History Month (BHM) with two virtual events on 30th and 31st October. Organised by Benson Mugyenyi ... Read More

Join us to celebrate Disability History Month 18th November to 18th December

Join us to celebrate Disability History Month 18th November to 18th December
As part of our active equalities agenda, spearheaded by our Equalities Officer, Kathleen Kennedy, the branch is supporting Disability History ... 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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  • UN Anti-racism Day
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    20/03/2021

    Watch the website for a local branch event to mark UN Anti-racism Day.

    UNISON UK is also hosting an online national rally with speakers representing the broad alliance of communities and organisations that make up the anti-racist movement.

    https://www.unison.org.uk/events/un-anti-racism-day-national-day-action/

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