Trade Unions & LGBT Equality

Representatives of ETUC at Europride 2008 in Stockholm
Representatives of ETUC at Europride 2008 in Stockholm

Trade Unions have a significant role to play in promoting equality in work places. International and European Trade Unions have embraced LGBT equality in their policies and work programmes.

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ETUC Recommendations on LGBT equality and Trade Unions

ETUC actions and activities on promoting equal rights, respect and dignity for workers regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Adopted by the ETUC Executive Committee in Brussels on 4 December 2008

ETUC Extending Equality Report

Trade Unins Actions to organise and promote equal right, respect and dignity for workers regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

ETUC Extending Equality Brochure

Trade Unions in Action! Organising and promoting Equal Rights, Respect and Dignity for LGBT workers

EI/PSI Trade Unionists Together for LGBT Rights!

The manual covers discrimination based on sexual orientation (faced by lesbian, gay and bisexual workers) and discrimination based on gender identity (faced by transgender workers). Sexual orientation is distinct from and independent of gender identity – although one person can experience both forms of discrimination. But there
is a long tradition of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people working together to tackle both forms of discrimination, including in many of our unions.

Trade union practices on anti-discrimination and diversity

Find the summary of the European Trade Union Anti-Discrimination and Diversity study: innovative and significant practices in fighting discrimination and promoting diversity.

Produced by the European Commission, 2010

Find the full report here


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