2021 New Equality Learning Offer for Branch Officers

Branch Equality Officers Learning Forums . An innovation of the lockdown experience, these virtual mentoring sessions provide regular support and learning opportunities for Branch officers in equality roles. Each session will have a specific discussion point relevant to the role and provide an opportunity to share ideas and best practice between branches and Self Organised Groups.   The Forums are aimed at the specific branch officers in the roles, other branch officers or activists who identify with the relevant characteristic are also welcome. 

Branch Women’s Officers

20 January 2021 – 1.30 pm – 3 pm  

Getting the message out – Effective Communications  Branch Women’s Officers 

Booking form


Branch LGBT+ Officers

10 February 2021 – 1.30 pm – 3 pm

LGBT+ History Month – Supporting home working LGBT+ Members   Branch LGBT+ Officers

Booking form


Branch Disability Officers 

24 February 2021 – 1.30 pm – 3 pm

Be Reasonable – Access to Work and Reasonable Adjustments Branch Disability Officers

Booking form

Branch Black Members Officers

10 March 2021 – 1.30 pm – 3 pm

Lessons learned representing members in online hearings   Branch Black Members Officers

Booking form 

Branch Equality Coordinators

24 March 2021 – 1.30 pm – 3 pm

Building the Branch Equality Team Branch Equality Coordinators

Booking form


Everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. The ability to live and work without prejudice is a fundamental right.

One of UNISON’s main aims is to help workers fight for fairness and equality in the workplace and beyond. Challenging discrimination and winning equality is at the heart of everything UNISON does.

Besides the right not to be discriminated against or bullied, fair treatment also includes equal working conditions and pay.

Self-organised groups

Self-organised groups (SOGs) operate at all levels of the union. If you’re in one or more of the SOGs, this can be a great way to get involved in UNISON and start making a difference in your workplace.

In the region we have committees for each SOG that are elected annually from its membership.

UNISON members in the South West set the priorities for the campaigns and education work of our regional self-organised groups, as well as making sure we are living up to our values as a union.