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
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.