Members Groups

Our branch currently has no self organised members groups up and running.

We have previously tried to develop Black Members and LGBT Groups within the branch.

If you identify with one of the following groups and would like to liaise with the branch in regard to how you can set up a members group or how you can become involved with self-organisation within the union please complete the contact form or telephone a co-branch secretary (see Branch Activists Tab).

Black members, Women, Disabled Members, LGBT Members, Young Members (26 years old or younger)

Black members

Black members are a core part of UNISON and get together to promote equality in the workplace and campaign against discrimination.

Find out more about the benefits of joining the Black members’ group


Two-thirds of UNISON members are women. Important issues for the women’s group include equal rights, health, flexible working and childcare.

Find out more about the benefits of joining the women members’ group

Disabled members

Disabled members benefit from a range of national and regional events such as information, discussion and policy-making meetings, as well as training and social events.

Find out how being in the disabled members’ group can benefit you

LGBT members

UNISON’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members get support and advice regarding discrimination and equality in the workplace.

Find out more about becoming part of LGBT members’ group

Young members (26 years old or younger)

Join our 60,000+ young members who get involved in campaigns to make a positive difference to pay, working conditions and rights.

Find out how joining the young members’ group can help you

Retired members

As a retired member you can benefit from regular meetings and social outings, as well as the option to join UNISON campaigns.

The next Retired Members meeting is on Wednesday 9th March, 2pm-4pm, at Nexus Cafe, off Oldham Street.  Tea and cakes!  letter to retired members February 2016

Learn more about the benefits of being part of the retired members’ group


Please complete the contact form on the menu bar.

UNISON members who share common concerns get together in self-organised groups to discuss, campaign and organise events around the specific issues that affect them.

Member groups work for change in many different ways:

  • by raising awareness of topical issues that affect members;
  • by campaigning to change legislation;
  • by using the bargaining power of their collective voice.

Being a member of UNISON means you get the support and collective bargaining power of 1.3 million other members.

When members gather together and act as one they can often achieve greater good than individuals working alone.