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
Come along to the online St Andrew’s Day rally on 27 November or join the STUC event in Glasgow
Sign up your team for the General Knowledge Online Quiz on 18 November
Black History Month – We all have our part to play in tackling systemic racism
Please sign up for branch menopause training to commemorate Menopause Awareness Month
Join us for our celebration of Black History Month with Kay Mckerrell and David Lammy MP
North East UNISON branches “Stepping Out” to tackle disability discrimination
Stepping Out – tackling disability discrimination
Leadership training for Black, Asian and minority ethnic branch members
Equalities and Self Organisation
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.
UNISON Scotland equalities pages
Equalities Events Calendar