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Government launches trans employment guidelines

  The UK Government are set to promote set of new guidelines for employers detailing the recruitment of transgender employees. The guide is produced by membership organisation Employers and the Government Equalities Office (GEO) and aims to advise employers on how to recruit, retain and make the most of the transgender talent within their organisation. […]

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MI5 Security Service at the top of Workplace Equality Index 2016

  MI5 has been named as the UK’s most gay friendly employer in the UK after coming top of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. Over 415 companies entered the index and MI5 head the top 100 list. Of the top 100, 15 are local Governments, 13 are in the education sector and another 13 are […]

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Could You be a Special Constable?

How would you feel if you could spend a minimum 16 hours a month helping full-time police officers to make your community safer? As a Special Constable you would share the same powers as a Police Officer. The difference is that you would be volunteering your services. You can expect to grow significantly as a […]

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The Open University recognised for its ‘outstanding’ impact on diversity

The Open University has received two Excellence in Diversity Awards (EiDA) 2015 – Diverse Education Company and Diversity Champion for education. The Open University has been commended for its significant impact on diversity and inclusion in the education sector, collecting two awards at the prestigious Excellence in Diversity Awards (EiDA) 2015. The Open University picked […]

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Armed forces to ask recruits if they are gay

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It has been 15 years since LGGT soldiers won the right to serve and for the first time ever, the armed forces are planning to ask new recruits their sexuality. The responses will create valuable information about the prevalence of homosexuality in the armed forces and provide a picture of how diverse the forces are […]

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Community – The union for Life

Community is a modern and progressive trade union. We are an aspirational organisation and our resources are dedicated to making our members’ lives and their communities better. With our roots in the UK’s industrial towns – from the carpet industry in Kidderminster to the leather producers of Scotland to the steel belt of South Wales […]

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Unions stepping up recruitment efforts among minority workers

Unions are stepping up recruitment activities targeted at female, black, disabled, LGBT and young workers, according to the TUC Equality Audit 2011 published today (Monday). The biennial Equality Audit this year focuses on unions’ internal activities – how they are building equality into their rules and structures, organising activities, membership services and employment practices. The […]

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HSBC’s Antonio Simoes tops list of 50 most inspiring LGBT business executives

OUTstanding in Business publishes first ever ‘Top 50’ to raise the profile of LGBT role models and the organisations they work for  London 22nd October 2013 – A campaign backed by Lord Browne to encourage greater diversity in Britain’s boardrooms was given a boost today with the launch of the first ever Top 50 most […]

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Trainee Plumbers and Electricians

Due to serious skill shortages we need practical, keen applicants to train as plumbers or electricians and take around 70 days of intensive City & Guilds training around current commitments. We will give you the opportunity to join one of our affiliated building, plumbing and electrical companies. On completing workplace assessments you could become a […]

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UNISON elects openly gay president

One of the UK’s biggest trade unions has elected an openly gay woman and former army officer as its new president. Maureen Le Marinel is currently a Lancashire Police employee and has a long commitment to the trade union movement. She first joined a trade union after she was discharged from the British Army in […]

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World AIDS Day – Don’t forget your ribbon on 1st December

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World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in […]

Warwick rowers strip for equality

The multiple award-winning and globally acclaimed Warwick Rowers announce the official launch of their 2017 calendar with the release of a […]

Launch of World’s Fastest HIV Self Test in UK

Ahead of European HIV Testing Week (18-25 November), the world’s fastest HIV self-test will go on sale in the UK, […]

Gay man attacked by Trump supporters

A gay man from Calgary has reported that he was attacked by supporters of President Elect Donald Trump on election […]

Sports Minister criticises FA boss’s views on gay players

The Sports Minister Tracey Crough has commented that gay footballers should have more encouragement and support to come out. Her […]

Aberystwyth University named Black History Month Diversity Champion

  Aberystwyth University has been named a 2016 Black History Month Diversity Champion. The award was given in recognition of […]