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

Two finalists from the Northern Region chosen for the inaugural ‘Our Health Heroes’ awards

An emergency care assistant at Berwick ambulance station and a cleaner at Happy House surgery in Sunderland are today (Tuesday) recognised with Our Health Heroes awards. The honours have been created by Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health, in partnership with UNISON. Iain Scott and Liz Mason have been chosen as […]

Durham teaching assistants to take two days of strike action, announces UNISON

Teaching assistants in Durham will take strike action on 8 and 9 November in the long-running dispute over cuts to their pay, their union UNISON has announced today (Monday). This follows a ballot over Durham County Council plans to move teaching assistants to term-time pay. This could see school support staff lose up to 23% […]

Join the 10th Anniversary Event of Reclaim the Night

You are invited to the Northern TUC’s Annual Reclaim the Night event which this year takes place in Newcastle on Saturday 26th November at 6.00 pm. Gather at Old Eldon Square, Blackett Street, Newcastle, NE1 7UG where the march will set off at 6.30 pm up Northumberland Street led by the Bangshees, community-based all-women drumming […]

Durham teaching assistants back strike action, says UNISON

Durham teaching assistants have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in the long-running dispute over cuts to their pay, their union UNISON has announced today (Wednesday). UNISON held a ballot over Durham County Council plans to move teaching assistants to term-time pay. This could see school support staff lose up to 23% of their wages. The […]

The Colombian people’s struggle for peace – 20th October

Earlier this month Colombians voted against a peace agreement between the government and FARC guerrillas, leaving the peace process in limbo and sending the country into a political crisis. UNISON Northern have a long history of working with our comrades in the indigenous communities in Colombia and have organised an event which is taking place […]

Durham Teaching Assistants Rally!

UNISON is leading the fight for teaching assistants currently under threat of dismissal and re-engagement by Durham County Council. Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON, has given a personal commitment to UNISON members to support them all in the face of this attack. Dave will be speaking at a rally which is taking place on: […]

UNISON Northern launches Teaching Assistants Professional Standards

Thursday 6 October 12.30 pm Gateshead Civic Centre UNISON, the public services union, recently published the Teaching Assistants Professional Standards and have been working with the Education Trust on a career framework and professional development for teaching assistants. The guidelines and standards for head teachers, governing bodies and teaching assistants have the potential to transform the […]

Show Racism the Red Car – Wear Red Day, Friday 21st October

This year’s Show Racism the Red Card “Wear Red” Day will take place on Friday 21st October.  Their educational work is crucial in challenging racist attitudes in society and breaking down barriers within Communities.  They need your support to raise as much as possible to enable them to reach out to as many young people […]

Teaching assistants in Durham back ballot for strike action over pay

Teaching assistants in Durham have overwhelmingly rejected a new pay proposal from the county council, their union UNISON has announced today (Wednesday). UNISON held a consultative ballot over council plans to move 2,700 classroom assistants onto term-time contracts, which could see them lose up to £6,000 a year. Durham County Council’s proposals were put to […]

80th Anniversary of the Jarrow Crusade

On Saturday 1 October 2016, a family fun-day and community celebration will be held at Monkton Stadium in remembrance of the 200 individuals who embarked on the Jarrow Crusade 80 years ago. The event marking 80 years since the original crusade will include a number of speakers from families of those who participated, Labour Leader Jeremy […]