Welcome to UNISONís LGBT web pages.
Trade unions exist to improve the working lives of their members. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers face harassment and discrimination. Itís hard to deal with on your own. Joining UNISON gives you a voice in the UKís 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.
Join us in UNISON - stronger together.
What we're doing now
(20/5/13) UNISON supports full equality in marriage and civil partnership and welcomes the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill as an important step forwards. We call on MPs to support the amendment on pensions equality when it is debated today and tomorrow.
(17/5/13) Today is international day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. UNISON marks the day with renewed commitment to LGBT equality in our workplaces and across the world.
(17/5/13) The largest ever survey of LGBT people in the EU and Croatia has found high levels of violence, harassment and discrimination. Results for the UK are very close to the average across Europe, despite us having the strongest legal protections.
(16/5/13) The UK has come top of ILGA-Europe's Rainbow Index of legal rights and protections for LGBT people.
(26/4/13) At recent UNISON training, branch LGBT officers put together information on what the role involves.
(23/4/13) 28 April is Workers' Memorial Day (WMD). Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic "accidents"; they die because an employer decided their safety and their health just wasn't that important. So what relevance is WMD to LGBT members?
(03/04/13) In UNISON, LGBT members organise together. But we recognise that bi and trans members have specific issues they want to discuss with other bi and trans members. So we organise national network meetings - this year bi members are meeting on the morning of Thursday 25 July and trans members on the afternoon of the same day.
(18/3/13) The government's austerity measures are having a devastating effect on the services lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people rely on. Many LGBT UNISON members and potential members work providing these services. So there's no better time than now to promote UNISON's pro-public services agenda to the wider LGBT community.