1 December 2020
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GMB TRADE UNION NORTH WEST AND IRISH WOMENS CONFERENCE 2020

GMB union Womens Conference 2020

The North West & Irish region hosted its annual GMB union Womens’ Conference, this was the first time the conference had been held digitally

19th GMB North West & Irish trade union Womens' Conference 2020

On Thursday, the region hosted its annual GMB union Womens’ Conference, this was the first time the conference had been held digitally and despite a couple of teething problems was a great success and the feed-back received was that it was enjoyed by those who attended.

In what was a packed agenda, we had some amazing women sharing their stories, their knowledge and their experiences.



17 November 2020
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GMB UNION STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH TRANS

GMB union stand in solidarity with trans

Reports suggest transphobic attacks have soared in recent years in England and Wales, trebling from 550 reported incidents to 1,650.

All over the world trans rights are under attack, countries such as Brazil and Poland have seen the election of right wing leaders with an explicitly anti LGBT agenda. Shockingly so far in 2020 at least 33 transgender or gender nonconforming people were fatally shot, or killed by other violent means because of their gender identity. The majority of these were black and Latinx transgender women. Often these stories go unreported or misreported and so the real size of the problem of violence against trans people is potentially larger globally.



15 November 2020
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TRANS AWARENESS WEEK CELEBRATED BY GMB UNION EQUALITIES GROUP

Rob Young GMB union The Shout Group

<p class="rtecenter"><span style="font-size:14px">Trans Day of remembrance (TDoR) is held on the 20<sup>th</sup> of November annually</span></p>

Rob is a member of our growing LGBT+ group here in the North West and lives in Manchester. He has been a member for approximately 12 months and is a trade union young workers organiser. 

Rob is a former Co-Chair of LGBT Labour & Former Vice President of the National Union of Students, he has been campaigning for equality for a number of years especially around access to sport, education and health.



9 November 2020
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JUST A BALL GAME THE SURVEY 2020 HOMOPHOBIA, BIPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA IN SPORT

JUST A BALL GAME? survey

Report is a valuable tool that highlights the necessity to continue fighting for inclusion in football.

LGBT+ campaign organisation JUST A BALL GAME? (JBG?) work to raise awareness around inclusion and visibility for LGBT+ people in football and other sports. As part of our 10th birthday celebrations we have released our report from the survey we conducted earlier this year.



19 October 2020
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DEVASTATING IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ON BAME POPULATION

Black History month GMB trade union equalities campaign

Research by University College London scientists found that people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the UK are two to three times more likely to die from Coronavirus

How will a future Black History Month record the devastating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the BAME population?

October is Black History Month. But this year it is being celebrated under the harrowing shadow of the Coronavirus pandemic raging around the world.



9 July 2020
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LGBT+ EQUALITY INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY IN SPORTS Q&A FOR UNION MEMBERS

Union Equality in sport

During the Covid-19 lockdown our founder Lindsay England (GMB N&I equality rep) took part in a Q&A for The Football Collective.

FBC Session: Chris Gibbons, Lindsay England and Rory Magrath

LGBT+ equality inclusion & diversity in sports Q&A.

How do we make our sports teams and clubs more inclusive and welcoming?

Pride is a time for protest, education, advocating and celebrating for LGBT+ peoples lives and history. We would love more trade union members and fellow co-workers to be involved in local and national pride events as allies.