Bury Council and Six Town Housing, in partnership with UNISON, have established and continue to support four employee groups:
- Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees group
- Disabled employee group
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender employee group
- Working Carers Hub
UNISON feels that by forming a partnership in respect of the groups, more employees may feel comfortable to raise issues of concern and participate. UNISON is keen to work with the Council to eradicate all forms of discrimination and harassment.
All of these groups are available for consultation, provide a scrutiny function for council services, help promote various equality perspectives, provide advice and guidance to council services and act as support networks for employees.
All interested employees can attend employee group meetings in paid work time, subject to operational requirements, regardless of whether or not they are members of any union. Each group has a maximum of six meetings per year - each lasting no longer than 2 hours.