Category Archives: LGBT

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


The new Scottish LGBT Committee was elected at the AGM on 17th October 2015 There are still vacancies for the following reserved seats: – Bisexual – one vacancy.  Can be a man or a woman. – Black – one vacancy.  Can be a man or a woman. – Trans – one vacancy.  Can be a […]