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.

Jackie Roy is our equalities officer. She can be contacted via the UNISON Resource Centre on 01224 620624.  Read more here

Equalities updates

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

Join the North East celebration of IDAHOBIT Day on 17th May 7-8.30pm

Join the North East celebration of IDAHOBIT Day on 17th May 7-8.30pm
North East Scotland LGBT+ Group is hosting an online event for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) ... Read More

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Equalities and Self Organisation

The branch works 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.

UNISON has groups at national and Scottish level for women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) 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 (now up to age 30) 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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