Trade unions exist to improve the working lives of their members. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers continue to face harassment and discrimination which can be hard to deal with on your own. As a UNISON member you have a voice in the UK’s largest public service union that is 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.
In our region we have a strong Self Organised Group who meet on a quarterly basis. This includes and AGM where we elect our groups Regional Conveners and National Committee Reps along with other group officers. We also hold an annual Policy Weekend where we discuss a range of issues and educational initiatives that impact on the LGBT community as well as discussing and agreeing topics for motions to the National LGBT Conference.
The group also supports and attends regional PRIDE events.
More information about the LGBT Group can be obtained by contacting Jennifer Black at the branch office or found here.