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Number One in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers List

The National Assembly for Wales has been recognised as the 2018 UK leading employer for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the latest Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. The Assembly is the democratically elected body that represents the interests of Wales and its people, makes laws for Wales, agrees Welsh taxes and holds the Welsh […]

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The Stonewall Top 100 Employers

Cardiff University up nine places to secure a top 15 spot Cardiff University is one of the UK’s top 15 gay friendly employers according to Stonewall’s latest Workplace Equality Index published today (00.01, Wednesday 31st January, 2018). Cardiff has risen to 14th place, its highest ever spot in the Index and remains the UK’s highest ranked […]

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Lloyds named best employer for LGBT+

Lloyds Banking Group has been named the most inclusive employer in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) charity Stonewall in its Top 100 Employers list for 2017. The banking firm, which came second in the 2016 list, launched a new colleague volunteering programme, forming official partnerships with LGBT charities. This includes trans youth […]

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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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