2012 Equalities Officer’s Report


Self-Organisation is an opportunity for members to get involved in their wider union, develop skills and build confidence. The Region has the following self-organised groups: I am currently a co-Chair of the regional Disabled Members Committee.

  • Women’s Forum
  • Black Members’ Committee
  • LGBT Committee
  • Disabled Members’ Committee

Part of the role of the Equalities Officer is to co-ordinate the above groups within the branch

Unison encourages branches to set up self-organised groups.  Groups can be set up individually as listed above.   If any member can identify themselves with listed groups and would like to set up a self-organised group then please get in touch with me.  In the modern age online can be used instead of trying to organise a group and a meeting room and time.  All of the groups have their own National Conferences.  This year’s conferences are being held at the following:-

  • Disabled members’ conference – 26-28 October 2013 in Manchester
  • LGBT conference – 22-24 November 2013 in Liverpool
  • Black members’ conference – 17-19 January 2014 in Brighton
  • Women members’ conference – 13-15 February 2014 in Brighton

Grant Higginson
Equalities Officer

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