Self-Organised Groups

Branches are encouraged to develop organisation among under-represented groups such as women, Black members, LGBT members, disabled members, young members and retired members by setting up self-organised groups.  Please contact the Branch office on 01785 245000 for more information on any of these groups

Black Members Self-Organised Group

Black members in UNISON work to improve equality in the workplace and challenge racism and discrimination. They have many of the same concerns as other members regarding access to employment, pay, promotion and training. However, racist discrimination can deepen the impact of problems faced in the workplace.


Disabled Members Self-Organised Group

UNISON’s priorities on disability are led by the union’s own disabled members. We help disabled members by fighting discrimination and campaigning and organising at workplace, regional and national levels. UNISON’s disabled members’ group fights discrimination and campaigns for improved workplace accessibility and other issues.

LGBT Self-Organised Group

UNISON fights discrimination and prejudice in the workplace on behalf of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members. We work together in local and national groups of LGBT members to campaign and provide support for our members.

Women’s Self-Organised Group

UNISON women campaign for equality in the workplace and for improvements to women’s rights in the workplace and in the wider community.

Retired Members Self-Organised Group

Stay involved in UNISON – Become a Retired Member!

Before you retired, UNISON provided the best representation and support at work when you needed it, as well as a wide range of other services. Now that you are retired we believe that you deserve to continue to go on benefiting from UNISON membership and are able to play an active role in the union.