Getting Information to Isolated Members

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2002 National Lesbian & Gay Conference
2 August 2002

Conference notes that one of UNISON’s stated priorities is to improve the flow of information to members.

Conference also notes that it is often the very members who are most vulnerable to discrimination who are most isolated from information, support and advice.

Conference is concerned that information on the self-organised groups often does not reach isolated members, including lesbian, gay or disabled members who are not out in the branch.

Conference calls on all branches to recognise:

1.that they have lesbian, gay and disabled members amongst their membership, even if they do not know who they are;

2.that they have a duty to these members to regularly publicise information on the self-organised groups in general branch mailings and newsletters, so members can access support without having to out themselves in the branch.