Leicester UCU's Equal Opportunities Officer is Sebastian O'Halloran.
He tries to publish here any equality events or news that he is aware of. If you would like an event published below, please do not hesitate to e-mail him.
LGBT History Month Author Event - London
The Red in the Rainbow: Sexuality, Socialism and LGBT Liberation with Hannah Dee
23rd February, 6.30pm, Free (but please contact us to reserve places)
The Red in the Rainbow shows how LGBT liberation is inseparable from the liberation of all sexuality and the struggle for human liberation.
Where there has been successful resistance, rebellion and revolution in wider society we have seen victories for sexual and gender freedom; where we have not we have seen repression, tyranny and humiliation.
Join us for a talk by the author and a discussion.
To reserve free place please contact email@example.com or 020 7637 1848
Annual TUC Disability Equality Conference
This circular provides details of arrangements for the 2011 TUC Disability Equality Conference. Nominees wishing to attend the conference should submit their request not later than noon on Monday 21 March 2011. (1 page)
The TUC has published a new guide ‘Disability and Work: a trade union guide to the law and good practice’. The guide can be downloaded here http://www.tuc.org.uk/extras/disabilityandwork.pdf and is free to order from the TUC.
More disabled workers risk losing their jobs in public sector cut backs, warns TUC The TUC has today (Wednesday) published a new guide for union reps to help them better support and represent disabled people at work. Official statistics suggest that job losses during the recent recession did not disproportionately affect disabled people, but the TUC is concerned this will change when the government's spending cuts begin to bite. This because a higher proportion of disabled people work in the public than in the private sector.
Useful Links Relating to Equality can be found below:
ACAS practical guidance on equality legislation
Discrimination in Employment: guidance on the law from the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Equality Challenge Unit
The Equality Challenge Unit promotes equality in the higher education sector
TUC equality resources
UCU equality resources