LGBT

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 working for LGBT rights.

LGBT members organise locally and nationally to support each other, to identify and challenge discrimination, to increase awareness of LGBT rights and to campaign for change.

Want to get involved?

Contact: Paul Riley, Regional LGBT Lead
Phone: 0191 245 0811
Email: p.riley@unison.co.uk

Resources

Durham Miners’ Gala

NHS Birthday Rally, Thursday 5 July 2018

Birthdays are special. This year the NHS is 70 years old and we think that’s something worth celebrating.  We are celebrating the anniversary of the creation of the NHS, the single most loved organisation in the UK and the envy of nations around the world. We are also celebrating the staff who work for the […]

Durham Woman’s Gala

Durham Women’s is Gala being held this Saturday 30 June 12 noon-16.00 The event returns after over 40 years to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage. UNISON has sponsored the event and we will have our own gazebo. Clare Williams our regional secretary will also be speaking at the event In addition this coming Sunday […]

NDC update – Issue 4

Download NDC Issue 4 Friday 22nd June 2018 Northern

NDC update – Issue 3

NDC Northern Issue 3 Thursday 21 June 2018  

NDC update – Issue 2

NDC Issue 2 Wednesday 20 June 2018 final

NDC update – Issue 1

NDC Northern Issue 1 Tuesday 19 June 2018

Operating theatre staff celebrated with first national awareness day

An awareness day highlighting the contribution of operating department practitioners (ODPs) to patient care will take place on Monday (14 May), UNISON has announced. The first National ODP’s Day will be marked across the country with activities including operating theatre tours, bake sales, and careers talks at schools. The College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP), […]

Proposed NHS pay agreement to benefit more than a million staff across England

Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across England are being offered long overdue pay rises of between 6.5 and 29% over the next three years, say health unions today (Wednesday). Under the proposed agreement – reached after months of negotiation between the unions, NHS employers and the government – hospital […]

International Women’s Day

Today UNISON Northern is celebrating International women’s day and recognising the amazing role of women in our union. International women’s day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We want to remember the women whose stories are rarely told. Stories like that of Emma Paterson (nee- Smith) 1848-1886 […]