LGBT+ workers forum and an update on equalities

Council workers recently established an LGBT+ forum to help empower staff that identify as LGBT+ and create a space for mutual support and guidance. The forum is the second employee forum to help ensure the rights of workers with protected characteristics, joining the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) forum for workers in health and social […]

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – 17 May

Tomorrow is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), a time to highlight the injustices and bigotry faced by LGBT people across the world and to celebrate the diversity in our society. Labour MP Peter Kyle will table a special debate in Parliament tomorrow to honour the day. Unite are committed to ensuring […]

Stand Up to Racism Conference Scotland Conference 2019

On Saturday 2 February 2018 12 to 5pm at Unison Glasgow City Branch, 84 Bell Street, G1 1LQ. Tickets are £10 £5 for unwaged or students free for refugees. Book tickets for the SUTR Scotland Conference Join the discussion and organise Racism is on the rise—and the far right is seeking to take advantage. In […]

Recording bullying, harassment and discrimination at work

We want to monitor all allegations of workplace bullying in the City of Edinburgh Council. All reps should use Unite’s form for recording instances of harassment, discrimination and bullying (HDB). Download the HDB1 form If any member believes they are experiencing discrimination, bullying or harassment in the work place, reps should have them fill in […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 – the power of words

Saturday 27 January 2018 is Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), when you are invited to commemorate the lives lost during the Holocaust and subsequent genocides across the world. HMD is a time to reflect on how such atrocities occurred — a genocide is never a chance happening, but a planned event by those with power — […]

Help STUC investigate menopause at work

The Menopause in Work survey, which was launched at the STUC women’s conference in Glenrothes on 30 October, is open until 1 December 2017. The STUC women’s committee is interested in investigating how Scottish employers are responding to menopause in work and what the experiences of women in the workplace are. We would like you […]

Edinburgh World Justice Festival

The Edinburgh World Justice Festival is hosting a variety of interesting events across the city from 30 September to 16 October. Check out the programme on their website. Events cover topics such as equality, refugees in Scotland, Grenfell, the global arms trade and Palestine. Unite members will be along to a few events, so comment […]