Category Archives: LGBT

OUT 2 – Scotland LGBT Newsletter

Latest news and events including… Dumfries & Galloway Pride – 15th September 2018 Dundee Pride – 22nd September 2018 International Day against Homo, Bi and Transphobia – 17th May 2018 UNISON National Trans network meeting – 19th July 2018 UNISON National Bi network meeting – 19th July 2018 National Trans Pride, Brighton – 21st – […]

Response to The Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004

  UNISON has a proud history of work for transgender equality. We have a very active network of transgender members who are represented in policy making a national level. All our members deliver public services to transgender people. This experience informs our response to the consultation.

STUC needs your views on hate crime law

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on hate crime legislation. Across the STUC’s equality structures trade union members have raised concerns about hate crime and highlighted examples of how hate crime has affected them in their lives or at work. It is clear from these discussions and debates that hate crime is a workplace issue. As […]

Cutbacks leaving LGBT people without specialist mental and sexual health support

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are facing long waits for appointments at gender identity clinics and being denied specialist mental health counselling because of cutbacks, says new research published on 22 November 2016 by UNISON. Sexual health and youth support has also been scaled down. This has resulted in reduced opening hours, cuts to the […]

SEPA wins recruitment award at LGBT conference

UNISON’s LGBT group celebrated this year’s Recruitment and Organising Award winners on 19 November, when the annual conference handed out the trophies in Llandudno. Delegates from the Scottish Environment and Protection Agency (pictured), Yorkshire and Humberside region, and the North West region were handed their awards – sponsored for the first time by UNISON Living – by […]

Pride Glasgow: Young members promote anti-harassment guide

Scottish young member Simon Stuart, Housing & Care Scotland Branch, promoting the Scottish Young Members’ Bullying and Harassment guide at Glasgow Pride UNISON Stall.   LGBT Home Page

Proud of UNISON at Pride

The Scottish LGBT committee attended Pride in Edinburgh on 2 July where we were joined by members from Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Fife, Glasgow, and Inverness Our stall was a huge success and we spoke to members and public about the importance of being in a union, the fight against austerity, racism and LGBTI issues. We talked […]

Solidarity and pride in our new LGBT banner

Equalities Officer Eileen Dinning and Communications Officer Trisha Hamilton took delivery of our bright new UNISON Scotland  LGBT self organised group banner this morning with pride and solidarity.

LGBT pages on the UNISON UK website

LGBT pages on the UNISON website is updated on a regular basis. How to get involved Two page leaflet on how to get involved in the LGBT group – this can be used in your branch, at employer events or at pride LGB Workers Rights Factsheet on lesbian, gay and bisexual workers rights and bargaining […]

UNISON Scotland LGBT Group Constitution

The Constitution of the UNISON Scotland LGBT Group. Click here or on graphic for a PDF             LGBT Home Page