Unite at West Lothian Pride 2019 #WLPride2019


Pat Tedford senior rep West Lothian Council and Maggie Archibald   WL pride



“Unite the union in West  Lothian Council reps and our members fully supporting the 5th West Lothian Pride event with a stall on-site in the pride village in the grounds of West Lothian College, marching and donating monies to Maggie Archibald for West Lothian pride.

Unite champions equality in the workplace and in the community and fully supports and backs all members of the LGBT +  community in their fight for equality, justice and end any form of discrimination against  LBGT+ people to have their rights at work and in the community upheld.

I would like to thank on behalf of Unite the organizers, sponsors, artists, supporters and all attendees who have made #WLpride2019 an excellent, inclusive fun-filled celebration.

I look forward to supporting next years event with will be Bigger, Better, Louder and Prouder.” 






Unite the Union LBGT+ Campaigns



Lesbian Gay Bisexual And Trans

LGBTLGBT equality in the workplace continues to be hard fought for.

Many LGBT workers face harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are raising awareness and campaigning for LGBT equality, and encourage LGBT workers to join and become active in our union.

View our national equalities training programmefor reps & members.

128 Theobald’s Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN, email us
Harish Patel, national officer for equalities, 020 7611 2642
Diana Holland, Assistant General Secretary, transport – equalities – food, 020 7611 2640
Anooshah Farakish, research officer for equalities, 020 7611 2639

Unite Regional Women’s & Equalities Officers

East Midlands – Jessica Honess (Acting), 01332 548400
Ireland – Taryn Trainor, Belfast 028 90 232 381 / Dublin +353 (0) 1873 4577
London & Eastern – Carolyn Simpson, 0208 800 4281
North East Yorkshire & Humberside – Sue Pollard, 0113 236 4830
North West – Sharon Hutchinson, 0151 203 1907
Scotland – Lorna Glen, 0141 404 5424 
South East – Janet Henney, 01293 613 795
South West – Karen Cole, 0117 923 0555
Wales – Joanne Galazka, 02920 394521
West Midlands – Maureen Scott-Douglas, 0121 553 6051


“We take pride in our diversity”

Unite the union works to:
Include LGBT rights in equal opportunities agreements.

Ensure that all leave, benefits, and pension arrangements are
equally available to LGBT people and their partners.
Support individual members at work and in the union, regardless
of whether they are ‘out’ or not.
Challenge homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia. Welcome
diversity and promote tolerance and mutual respect in the
Provide representation against all forms of discrimination and
Campaign to repeal all laws discriminating against LGBT people
and establish new rights to guarantee equal treatment for all.
Promote and develop our networks, regional and national LGBTCommittees.

 LBGT+ Resources







Join Unite online today!

Unite is the largest trade union in the UK and Ireland with members across the private, public and voluntary sectors including manufacturing, public services, transport, food, finance and construction.   Even if you are not in work, there is a place for you in our community or retired member sections.

Have a voice, take action and make change happen. Join the union today!

If you are not yet a member of Unite whether in work or out can you afford not to be?

Unite community membership for students and unemployed


For more information and to see what benefits Community Membership brings you – providing support, helping you save money and claim your entitlements – click here


Unite membership for workers in employment


If you are not yet a member of Unite can you afford not to to be?

You can join  Unite the Union online : https://join.unitetheunion.org/

Or contact one of the Unite reps  (Details below)

West Lothian Council  Local Unite contacts 

Unite the Union Shop Stewards/ Workplace Reps



Whitehill Service Centre

Senior Steward: Pat Tedford

Mobile:   07787 102 636  E mail pat.tedford@unitetheunion.org

Davy Johnstone

Davy Dowds

Donald Smail


Andy Dowds

Robert Lee


Kirkton Service Centre


Unite the Union Workplace Reps




Rab Brown  Unite Convenor: Email  robert.brown@westlothian.gov.uk

Tam Brown Unite Rep: Email: tam.brown@unitewlc.org

Jade Deans Unite Rep: Email:jaderooney91@hotmail.com

Ryan Morcombe: Email  ryan.morcombe@unitewlc.org

Frank O Neil : Email  foneil@hotmail.com








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