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Equalites and Self Organisation

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The branch equalities officer is supported by a committee made up of reps from each stewards committee, branch officers and reps from the self organised groups.

Self Organised Groups

Ideally there should be self organised groups for :

Self organised groups exist as parallel but integral parts of the branch, where self-identified structurally disadvantaged groups can, as the title says, self organise to promote equality of opportunity both in the workplace and within the branch structures.

If you are interested in any of the groups, if you would like mailings or if you want to record any needs to facilitate your involvment in the union, please click here.


Equalities Committee

The committee's role is to work in consultation with self organised groups to promote improvements in conditions for disadvantaged groups and to ensure equality is an issue considered in any negotiations. The equalities officer is a member of the service conditions team.

The equalities committee also has a role to act as a 'cleraring house' for information on equalities issues and ensure that this is channelled into Branch activities and committees.

For further information contact Malcolm Parnell, Equalities Officer at:



Why this Matters to All of Us

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.



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Equalities Committee

Online Equalities Survey - recording needs to facilitate involvement

Womens Self Organised Group

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Self Organised Group

Disabled Members Group 

BME Members Group

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