2024: The Year of LGBT+ Workers

Members of the union’s LGBT+ committee explain why they think the year is so important, and what it can offer LGBT+ members

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Silhouettes of heads, in translucent colours, in red, orange, yellow, blue green, blue, illustrating diversity

Take the UNISON equalities survey

Tell us about your experiences during the cost of living crisis – and help to shape our campaigning and bargaining

Conference restates UNISON’s campaign for abortion rights

‘The fact that abortion is still a criminal offence in this country has to change’

Embracing equality on International Women’s Day

UNISON women – imagining a gender equal world

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

Women and trade unions

Women have always been central to trade unions and the fight for a more equal society. To celebrate Women’s History Month we’ve put together a timeline of some of the key dates for women and the trade union movement.

Women’s equality at risk of being put back 25 years by the pandemic

Currently at 15%, the gender gap still needs to be bridged, women’s conference is told

Blog: Why attacks on legal abortion are a trade union matter

A leaked opinion from the US supreme court has suggested that abortion there could be severely limited. Anne McVicker, chair of national women’s committee, and Liz Wheatley, chair of the international committee, explain why this matters to UNISON

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

To UNISON and our predecessor unions Desmond Tutu was and is an inspiration

Our trans members, proud to be in – and out in – UNISON

UNISON meets with some of our trans members to mark Transgender Awareness Week

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.
LGBT+ rainbow flag

Blog: Government proposals to end ‘conversion therapy’ are a cop out

As UNISON national LGBT+ officer Mitchell Coe examines the problems with the latest UK government proposals and explains how you can add your voice to the consultation that has just opened

Head and shoulders portrait of Mary Onafalujo

Blog: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger

As part of Black History Month, Mary Folashade Onafalujo shares her personal journey, from arriving in the UK to being a national officer at UNISON

Blog: Why we should all take the menopause seriously

World Menopause Day is a reminder that the menopause is a workplace issue, says Christina McAnea

A UNISON Pride in our Work balloon and flags

Blog: During Pride, let’s recommit to act for LGBT+ equality

The pandemic has seen a devastating increase in hate crime, domestic abuse, homelessness and mental health issues for LGBT+ people

anti-racism message being held by Black hand in Richmond, Yorkshire

UNISON to help lead union response to the racism report

The union will work with the TUC to address the discredited report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, which downplays structural and institutional racism

Christina McAnea

Blog: Challenging racism matters to every branch

Challenging all forms of racism in the workplace is vital to UNISON’s work