International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – 17 May

Tomorrow is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), a time to highlight the injustices and bigotry faced by LGBT people across the world and to celebrate the diversity in our society.

Labour MP Peter Kyle will table a special debate in Parliament tomorrow to honour the day.

Unite are committed to ensuring justice and fair treatment for everyone at work and in the community. Read about equalities on the Unite the Union website.

Advancing equality and protecting rights in CEC

We are currently involved in a working group, alongside our sister unions and councillors from across parties, that is looking at improving the Council’s approach to diversity and inclusion.

We have been presenting ideas on

  • reporting and recording of hate crime
  • celebrating landmark days related to equality
  • digital inclusion and access to information
  • facilities time for equalities reps
  • equality training to ensure practice follows policy.

The next meeting of the working group is the beginning of June. Members can get in touch with the vice convener to discuss anything they would like raised at the working group.

LGBT workers’ forum

Alongside our comrades in Unison, we are looking to support an LGBT workers’ forum for City of Edinburgh Council staff.

Contact our equalities rep for details on this and any other equalities issues.

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