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

Please sign up for branch menopause training to commemorate Menopause Awareness Month

Please sign up for branch menopause training to commemorate Menopause Awareness Month
As part of World Menopause Awareness Month the branch, through the Women's self organised group, has arranged online Menopause Training ... Read More

Join us for our celebration of Black History Month with Kay Mckerrell and David Lammy MP

Join us for our celebration of Black History Month with Kay Mckerrell and David Lammy MP
The branch Black Members committee is hosting a Black History Month celebration on Monday 25th October 2021 from 7-8pm. Entitled ... Read More

North East UNISON branches “Stepping Out” to tackle disability discrimination

North East UNISON branches "Stepping Out" to tackle disability discrimination
In the lead up to UNISON’s Year of the Disabled Worker, North East Branches came together to hold a well ... Read More

Stepping Out – tackling disability discrimination

Stepping Out - tackling disability discrimination
Aberdeenshire branch, along with other branches in the North East and the Northern Isles, have organised a Stepping Out event ... Read More

Leadership training for Black, Asian and minority ethnic branch members

Benson Mugyenyi, Black members' officer
The branch Black members' self organised group (SOG) has invited Black, Asian and minority ethnic members to attend a leadership ... Read More

Next online meeting for women members 18 August – please come along

Next online meeting for women members 18 August - please come along
All women in the Aberdeenshire UNISON branch are invited to join us at out next women's self organised group's online ... Read More

STUC Youth Conference – open to all young trade unionists

STUC Youth Conference - open to all young trade unionists
Are you aged 27 or under and a UNISON (or other trade union) member? If so, you might be interested ... Read More

Talking compassionately about mental health challenges: Ending stigma, developing healthy relationships – 9th June at 6pm

Talking compassionately about mental health challenges: Ending stigma, developing healthy relationships - 9th June at 6pm
The branch is hosting an online event on mental health and challenging the stigma around it. Organised by Disabled Members' ... 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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