Equalities

Surrey Branch UNISON is committed to equality both as a Branch and within the workplaces we represent. Workplace issues can sometimes effect certain groups of people more than others. If you have an issue within your workplace, please contact us.

We have a number of self-organised groups as well as Equalities Branch Officers, to ensure that everyone is represented within the Trade Union.

At Surrey, through the great work of our Branch Equalities officers, we uncovered that workers at Surrey County Council with protected characteristics are more likely to go through a formal disciplinary process than their colleagues, and they are less likely to be represented at higher pay grades at the top of the organisation. We’ve worked with the Council to put Equality at the top of the agenda, and continue to play a vital role to move the culture within the Council in favour of a fairer and more positive experience at work.

You can find information here on different Equalities groups within the branch, which issues they face, and how Surrey UNISON is committed to serving these groups.

Black Members

We remain committed to improve equality in the workplace for Black workers and challenge racism and discrimination in the workplace. Find out what we do

Disabled Members

Disabled members face barriers to accessibility and discrimination in their workplaces. Find out how about what we’re doing

LGBT+ Members

UNISON fights discrimination and prejudice in the workplace on behalf of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) members. Find out about how our branch helps

Women’s Equality

Women make up 80% of UNISON’s membership, and as such it remains important to ensure that women’s equality issues remain at the forefront of our work. Find out how we support women in Surrey.

Young Members

Surrey County UNISON Young Members is here to support all of our members aged 27 or younger. Find out about Young Members issues and how we support our Young Members