Branch Equality Survey Results

Recently the Branch completed an equality survey, where members were asked a series of questions themed around disabilities, health conditions, home working, flexible working and a return to work. We now have the results of this. We had a total of 369 responses from members, some partially filled in and some completed the whole survey.

Results are below:

  1. Do you consider yourself to have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010?
  • Yes – 19.9% (41 responses)
  • No – 75.7% (156 responses)
  • N/A – 4.4% (9 responses)

2. Do you consider yourself to have an underlying health condition?

  • Yes – 36.1% (74 responses)
  • No – 61% (125 responses)
  • N/A – 2.9% (6 responses)

3. If you answered yes to either 1 or 2 are you in one of the following categories?

  • Extremely Clinically Vulnerable Group (have received a letter from the NHS to stay at home) – 5.3% (4 responses)
  • Clinically Vulnerable Group – 25.3% (19 responses)
  • Vulnerable Group (regardless of age you have an underlying condition that requires you to have a flu jab every year as described in the guidance to staff.) – 69.3% (52 responses)

4. Are you living with anyone in the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable group, Clinically Vulnerable or the vulnerable group?

  • Yes – 20.6% (42 responses)
  • No – 79.4% (162 responses)

5. Do you have caring responsibilities for anyone you do not live with who are in the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable group, Clinically Vulnerable or the Vulnerable group?

  • Yes – 28.2% (57 responses)
  • No – 65.3% (132 responses)
  • N/A – 6.4% (13 responses)

6. Have you informed your line manager that you are in the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable group, Clinically Vulnerable or the Vulnerable group?

  • Yes – 34.4% (65 responses)
  • No – 20.1% (38 responses)
  • N/A – 45.5% (86 responses)

7. If not, why haven’t you?

These words are the general theme for why not – we will not be sharing individual’s responses at this time as they need to be analysed.

8. Have you been able to work from home during the pandemic?

  • Yes – 68.7% (136 responses)
  • No – 28.8% (57 responses)
  • N/A – 2.5% (5 responses)

9. If not has your line manager offered you an individual personal risk assessment to enable you to return to the workplace?

  • Yes – 17.4% (33 responses)
  • No – 24.2% (46 responses)
  • N/A – 58.4% (111 responses)

10. If not did you then ask for one?

  • Yes – 7.7% (14 responses)
  • No – 23% (42 responses)
  • N/A – 69.4% (127 responses)

11. Did you feel supported by your line manager to return to work?

  • Yes – 35.4% (67 responses)
  • No – 24.3% (46 responses)
  • N/A – 40.2% (76 responses)

12. If not please say why:

These words are the general theme for why not – we will not be sharing individual’s responses at this time as they need to be analysed and we would not want to identify anyone.

13. If you were unable to work from home in your substantive post were you offered deployment to another area where you could work from home?

  • Yes – 1.6% (3 responses)
  • No – 28.9% (54 responses)
  • N/A – 69.5% (130 responses)

14. If yes what was your experience of this process like?

These words are the general theme of the experience – we will not be sharing individual’s responses at this time as they need to be analysed and we would not want to identify anyone.

15. Are you considered to be a key worker who has continued to work during the pandemic?

  • Yes – 70.5% (134 responses)
  • No – 23.7% (45 responses)
  • N/A – 5.8% (11 responses)

16. If yes, have you felt supported by your line manager?

  • Yes – 48.1% (88 responses)
  • No – 26.2% (48 responses)
  • N/A – 25.7% (47 responses)

17. If not, please say why:

These words are the general theme of why not – we will not be sharing individual’s responses at this time as they need to be analysed and we would not want to identify anyone.

18. Has your line manager shown you any risk assessments to make sure you are safe doing your role?

  • Yes – 56.9% (107 responses)
  • No – 30.3% (57 responses)
  • N/A – 12.8% (24 responses)

19. Have you had a personal individual risk assessment?

  • Yes – 27.7% (52 responses)
  • No – 57.4% (108 responses)
  • N/A – 14.9% (28 responses)

20. If not, please say why:

These words are the general theme of why not – we will not be sharing individual’s responses at this time as they need to be analysed and we would not want to identify anyone.

21. Do you have childcare responsibilities?

  • Yes – 25.8% (49 responses)
  • No – 72.1% (137 responses)
  • N/A – 2.1% (4 responses)

22. If yes, were you allowed to work flexibly to support your childcare/home schooling responsibilities?

  • Yes – 15% (27 responses)
  • No – 7.8% (14 responses)
  • N/A – 77.2% (139 responses)

23. If not, what was the reason given for not being allowed to work flexibly?

These words are the general theme of why not – we will not be sharing individual’s responses at this time as they need to be analysed and we would not want to identify anyone.

24. How has this affected you?

These words are some of the themes on how it has affected people – we will not be sharing individual’s responses at this time as they need to be analysed and we would not want to identify anyone.

25. Were you offered special leave?

  • Yes – 0.6% (1 response)
  • No – 30.3% (53 responses)
  • N/A – 69.1% (121 responses)

26. If not, what was the reason given for not having special leave?

These words are some of the themes on reasons given for not having special leave – we will not be sharing individual’s responses at this time as they need to be analysed and we would not want to identify anyone.

27. How has this affected you?

These words are some of the themes on how it has affected people – we will not be sharing individual’s responses at this time as they need to be analysed and we would not want to identify anyone.

28. Do you consider yourself to be in the BAME group?

  • Yes – 31.7% (59 responses)
  • No – 61.8% (115 responses)
  • N/A – 6.5% (12 responses)

29. If you are from the BAME group were you offered a personal individual risk assessment by your line manager?

  • Yes – 9.8% (17 responses)
  • No – 24.1% (42 responses)
  • N/A – 66.1% (115 responses)

30. If not, please say why not:

These words are some of the themes of why people were not offered an individual risk assessment – we will not be sharing individual’s responses at this time as they need to be analysed and we would not want to identify anyone.

31. If not, did you ask for one?

  • Yes – 6% (9 responses)
  • No – 19.9% (30 responses)
  • N/A – 74.2% (112 responses)

 

The final two questions asked if there was anything further that people wanted to add, and if members were happy for UNISON to contact them regarding the survey, to provide their email addresses.

For question 32 there were a number of responses which will not be sharing, they need to be analysed and we would not want to identify anyone against their wishes.

For question 33, if members provided their email address they may be contacted in due course about their responses to the survey.