LGBT

UNISON fights discrimination and prejudice in the workplace on behalf of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members.  

We do this by building local and national groups of LGBT members, negotiating with employers and offering individual support to anyone experiencing discrimination. We also provide access to practical advice and legal information.

  • Did you know that UNISON has an annual conference for members who self-identify as LGBT.  This debates LGBT policy issues.
  • Across the UK there are UNISON branch and regional networks that allow our LGBT members to discuss and campaign on issues important to them.
  • Are you concerned that government cuts are impacting on services provided to LGBT communities? Or want to see LGBT needs better represented in Society?
  • Do you have positive experiences you would like us to share with other UNISON members elsewhere to help make a difference in other employers and communities?

UNISON has long campaigned for LGBT rights both in the UK and internationally.  We have strong links with LGBT groups worldwide, and we campaign for change within the workplace and in our communities too.

Visit the UNISON National Website for futher news and information.

To get involved in the Nottingham City UNISON LGBT group

We are keen to hear from any LGBT member of Nottingham City UNISON, whether you are employed by the Council, Nottingham City Homes, a Nottingham school, or one of the many voluntary sector organisations we represent.  Interested?  Contact Jon Severnsmith, LGBT SOG Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the branch via: Christina Sanna, Branch Secretary, Nottingham City UNISON, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG, Tel 0115 8763853 (direct) or 0115 8762441 (branch number) or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you think you have been discriminated against at work because of your sexual orientation, talk to your local UNISON rep. If you are not out in your branch or are unable to talk to your rep about what is happening, contact the regional officer for the LGBT group in your region. You can get their details from UNISONDirect on 0800 0857 857

Workforce Monitoring for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - April 2013

docLGBT workforce monitoring April 2013