Promote equality for disabled people

Disabled members of UNISON come together to challenge discrimination and to break down the barriers that prevent them playing a full and equal role in society, both inside and outside of work.

There are regional disabled members groups that hold a range of different meetings and social events, so why not go along and find out more. Your branch can help with details. Our national disabled members committee and our national annual disabled members conference set the priorities for the union’s work in this area.


UNISON helps its members resolve problems or issues related to work and home. Whether you are having problems at work, want to find out more about your rights to flexible working or need help with your finances, UNISON can offer you confidential advice.

As a UNISON member you have direct access to representatives, or reps, who are available to support you.

UNISON stewards are trained to help you deal with most of the problems that arise at work. They can offer you advice and help you if you need to write raise an issue at work. If you take a grievance against your employer, they can help represent you. And if you are involved in a disciplinary they can come along with you to meetings with the management.

When you first contact your steward they will sit down with you, talk with you about your problem and discuss possible solutions with you.

Not sure who your branch contact is?

Contact UNISONdirect  0800 171 2193 or the text phone is 08000 967968

Alternatively complete the online forms via this link