Tag Archives: equalities

Sitting still is not an option on trans equality

Trans equality must have a higher priority in councils and other workplaces, as studies show a high level of trans bullying alongside a lack of knowledge and information about trans equality. Local Government Conference backed a range of measures to promote trans equality and UNISON’s trans equality guide and model policy, and to urge councils […]

Get your MP to support motion to reduce inequality

Early Day Motion (EDM) 591 has been launched in Westminster calling for the implementation of the Socio-Economic Duty already legislated for in Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010, reports the Institute of Employment Rights. Sponsored by Harriet Harman MP, the motion is also backed by Chris Stephens MP, previously a well-known activist in UNISON […]

Soci-Economic Duty

UNISON is a leading human rights defender in day-to-day workplace situations. UNISON has also brought various direct challenges to the UK government in the Supreme Court and European Court of Justice through individual cases and judicial review. Having invoked EU law, the European Convention on Human Rights and the Magna Carta to remove tribunal fees […]

Time to make equal pay a reality for women

#STUC16 The STUC is calling for equal pay to be a manifesto commitment for all parties ahead of the Scottish  election and for the establishment of  an  “Equal Pay Employer Scheme” to provide accreditation for equal pay employers. Supporting the University and College Union motion, UNISON’s Davena Rankin, who is also the Chair of the […]

UNISON delegation set to participate in the STUC Congress

UNISON Scotland activists will join delegates from other trade unions and Trade Union Councils at the STUC annual Congress in Dundee next week. Congress sets STUC policy for the coming year and UNISON Scotland will have its usual high profile, with a range of speakers lined up to participate in the debate. UNISON has submitted […]