Equality is at the heart of UNISON. We challenge discrimination and win quality in the workplace and beyond.

Everyone shares responsibility for equality in UNISON. But our equality work includes groups for members who experience particular types of prejudice and discrimination. These groups meet locally and nationally to discuss, campaign and organise around the specific issues that affect them. They help UNISON understand equality and meet our equality aims.

Our four self-organised groups are for Black members; disabled members; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members; and women members. We also have equality groups for young members and retired members.


Do you identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender? Trade unions exist to improve the working lives of their members. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers face harassment and discrimination. It’s hard to deal with on your own. As a UNISON member you  have a voice in the UK’s largest public service union, committed to […]

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Black Members

UNISON is the leading trade union for Public Service workers in Local Government, Health, Education, Business and the Environment, Community and Voluntary Sector, Police Staff and Private Contractors providing public services. UNISON is committed to fighting racism and discrimination for its members at work and in their communities. Through the UNISON self organised Black Members […]

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Disabled members

Welcome to the website page of the Northern Region Disabled Members Self Organised Group The Northern Region Disabled Members Self Organised Group is a group where members who self identify as disabled are welcomed and encouraged to participate in a supportive environment. The Group meets four times a year (including an Annual General Meeting) in […]

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Women members

Women’s self-organisation in UNISON exists to ensure that women have the opportunity to meet together to discuss issues of common concern and link into the main agenda and priorities of the Union as a whole. In the Northern Region, women organise through the Regional Women’s Network. Want to get involved? Contact: Natasha Nicholson, Regional Women’s Lead Phone: […]

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