You are invited to the:




10:30 am to 1:30pm


Venue: UNISON Eastern, Church Lane House, Church Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1NH


Please find enclosed:

  1. Agenda

  2. Minutes from last meeting February 2019

  3. Work plan

  4. Various reports

  5. Newsletter



    Lunch will be provided on the day. If you have any special dietary requirements please inform us in your RSVP



    Please confirm your attendance or send apologies to Nicola Churchard by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday 19 April 2019.


    Car Parking

    Pay and display parking is available in the surrounding area. See map attached.


    Emergency Evacuation

    In the event of any unforeseen circumstances which may require us to evacuate the building whilst you are attending a meeting at the Regional Office it would be helpful that, should you have a disability or health condition that may require us to provide assistance to support your evacuation, you let your meeting organiser know in advance. The person who should be contacted in respect of this meeting is Alex Porter. We will then discuss with you what assistance you require and put the necessary arrangements in place to provide this to you.


    I look forward to seeing you all on the day for constructive meeting.


    Yours sincerely,                                               


    Regional Organiser

    LGBT SOG Secretary

    Eastern Region


LGBT Print E-mail

Trade unions exist to improve the working lives of their members. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers face harassment and discrimination. It’s hard to deal with on your own. As a UNISON member you  have a voice in the UK’s largest public service union, committed to working for LGBT rights.

LGBT members organise locally and nationally to support each other, to identify and challenge discrimination, to increase awareness of LGBT rights and to campaign for change.

LGBT Print E-mail

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.

LGBT group priorities

UNISON’s LGBT group takes UNISON’s priorities into the LGBT community.

They are to:

  • recruit LGBT workers into the union;
  • encourage LGBT members to get involved;
  • build our network of LGBT groups;
  • support individual members;
  • identify and challenge discrimination, informing the union’s negotiations with employers;
  • defend and promote LGBT public services;
  • campaign for equality.

How we’re organised

Branch activity: there is a growing network of branch-level LGBT groups that discuss local terms and conditions, support individual LGBT members with issues at work and debate issues affecting the LGBT community. The branch groups jointly feed into regional groups.

Regional activity: the 12 regional LGBT groups meet regularly. They represent LGBT members at a regional level, arrange training for activists campaign for LGBT equality and work with other self-organised groups and young members in UNISON. Each regional group elects two members who represent LGBT members at a national level.

National activity: there are two seats for each regional LGBT group on UNISON’s national LGBT committee, which works with the national executive council and service group executives. There are also seats for bisexual and transgender reps and for Black and disabled LGBT reps.

Black and disabled LGBT members

Because lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are just as prone to racism and disability discrimination as the rest of society, Black and disabled members meet as distinctive groups within the main LGBT group.

Bi and trans members

We organise as an LGBT group because we believe we are stronger together. But bisexual and transgender members also meet as distinctive groups within the LGBT group to make sure their issues are identified and heard.




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