Branch Secretary :

Survey on harassment and discrimination

Trade magazine Inside Housing has launched a survey on the prevalence of harassment, discrimination and negative comments based on identity in the housing sector.


Housing staff can respond to the survey


Jennie Formby: We must do better for women

My union helped me find my voice


Yesterday we reported on the 18.4% gender pay gap at ‘Homes England’. Here Jennie Formby,


The Double – glazed glass ceiling

Black, Female, and not badly Educated



A recent survey by Inside Housing highlighted the lack of diversity at senior le


Unite Equalities Conferences

Branch members in many workplaces are taking action on a range of equalities issues and responding to Inside Housing magazine's 'Inclusive Futures' initiative.  Below Unite National officer for equ


Inclusive futures campaign highlights lack of diversity

Welcome if it results in action


The trade magazine Inside Housing has launched a major campaign promoting ‘diversity and i


Harassed at work? Unite can help

Dont suffer in silence


It all started with what at first glance might appear as an innocent comment here and there. But then the boss persisted.


Although Unite member  and Woolwich Ferry


Unite demands action following racial disparity report

Another PR exercise?

Following mounting pressure on prime minister Theresa May after repeated delays to the publication of a racial disparity report, it was announced this week (October 3) that the study will be out on Tu


Unite condemns Mears beard ban decree

Penny pinching stupidity


Unite has condemned a decree by outsourced housing maintenance company Mears, which bars workers from having beards as ‘penny pinching stupidity’.




Defend domestic violence refuges


'Sisters uncut' are organising nationwide protests highlighting the impact of cuts on domestic violence refuges and we as Unite housing workers have sent a message of support.  Below we reproduce an article from their VIEW

Unite victory for breastfeeding mums

Working women’s right to continue breastfeeding after returning to work


Unite Legal Services’ ground-breaking easyJet VIEW

Unite statement on Orlando massacre

Unite expresses its horror and revulsion at the massacre carried out at Pulse nightclub in Orlando last week, and condemns this horrific act. Our thoughts are with the friends and families of the bereaved, and with the many injured.  We extend our hand in solidarity to our brothers and siste


Pushed out for being pregnant #MothersWork

Pregnancy discrimination is shockingly rife


Two years ago at Sports Direct’s infamous warehouse in Derbyshire, where working conditions have been described as ‘Victorian’ a woman gave birth in a


Guidance on Equality Law

Having dealt with nearly 50,000 calls on discrimination last year, Acas has launched three, free equality guides to help employers and managers get to grips with the law on equality.