Join one of the UNISON groups that campaign for equality – for women, Black, LGBT+, disabled, young and retired people

UNISON members have set up groups for people who have interests in common. These groups are called self-organised groups and cover women, Black members, disabled members and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender plus members.

There is also a retired members group and a young members group, which work in a slightly different way to the other self-organised groups.

If you would like to find out more about self-organised groups in your area, your branch will be able to give you contact details.

Check out dates of interest in our Equality Calendar.

Women members

UNISON’s women’s member self-organised group campaigns for equality in the workplace and for improvements to women’s rights in the workplace and in the wider community. But our women members’ role is much wider than campaigning for equality and against harassment. Getting involved means that you encourage and organise activity in every aspect of the workplace. […]

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A group of Black members at Luton Carnival

Black members

Black members in UNISON work to improve equality in the workplace and challenge racism and discrimination. They have many of the same concerns as other members regarding access to employment, pay, promotion and training. However, racist discrimination can deepen the impact of problems faced in the workplace. Many UNISON branches support local groups for their […]

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Disabled members

Disabled members of UNISON are coming together to challenge discrimination and to break down the barriers that prevent them playing a full and equal role in society, both inside and outside of work. There are regional disabled members groups that hold a range of different meetings and social events, so why not go along and […]

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LGBT+ members

LGBT+ people in UNISON organise locally and nationally to support each other, to identify discrimination, to increase awareness of LGBT+ rights and to campaign for change. You can find out about local and national events through your regional group, who can also put you in touch with other people who share your concerns. LGBT+ members […]

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Young workers

UNISON has one of the largest young memberships in a UK trade union and offers lots of opportunities for our young members (aged 30 and under) to get involved in the union. UNISON Eastern has an active young members committee. In recent years it’s run a high-profile campaign fighting sexual harassment, put on training for […]

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Retired members

When you retire, you don’t have to give up your membership of UNISON. The skills and experience of retired members are vital at UNISON, which is why we have a retired members section that has its own annual conference and local and regional groups. Each UNISON branch has a retired members officer, and we are […]

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