Equalities calendar

See below for our equalities calendar which includes upcoming equalities events. If you are interested in attending any of the events, or have any queries, please email equalities@community-tu.org

January

27th – Holocaust Memorial Day

February

LGBT+ history month

19th – Equality law, the basics- training for reps

This course provides an introduction to equality law. It is suitable for lay reps and new equalities reps before they undertake the more advanced training.

23rd – LGBT+ training – terminologies, inequality and legislation

24th – LGBT+ training – Being an LGBT ally at home, at work and in the community (Zoom)

Allies within and out-with the LGBT community are crucial in promoting equality, safety and inclusion for all LGBT people. This module will discuss how you can create safe spaces (wherever that may be) for LGBT people by avoiding assumptions, removing tokenism and challenging discriminatory behaviour. You’ll learn how to confidently elevate the voices of LGBT people and link with legislation to formulate frameworks of support for LGBT people at home, at work and in the community.

25th to 26th – TUC LGBT+ workers conference

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on LGBT+ workers. We are witnessing a staggering increase in LGBT+ phobic hate crime in the workplace and wider society.  Around the world, trade unions are working together to protect LGBT+ workers jobs and LGBT+ people’s safety in the face of the pandemic and a rise in the anti-LGBT+ rhetoric of the far right.

This conference will be a reflection and celebration of the wins we have made and a call to action as we forge ahead into 2021.  In a post-Brexit Britain, with an economic downturn, it is vital LGBT+ people stand together and demand decent jobs, security and pay for all LGBT workers.

For more information and to register, please visit the TUC’s website.

March

3rd to 5th – TUC Women’s conference

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on women. We are witnessing a staggering and rapid reversal of gender equality in the workplace. Around the world, trade unions have had many successes protecting women’s jobs and safety in the face of the pandemic.  This conference will be a reflection and celebration of the wins we have made and a call to action as we forge ahead into 2021.

In a post-Brexit Britain, with an economic downturn, it is vital we women stand together and demand decent jobs, security and pay for all working women. Our future, our fight.

For more information and to register, please visit the TUC’s website.

8th – International women’s day

10th-11th – TUC Disabled workers conference

The TUC would like all disabled trade unionists to join their most accessible, interactive conference to date.

This year’s schedule is packed full of inspirational speakers, thought-provoking debates and engaging panel discussions.

Book your free place today and join activists, campaigners, policy-makers and trade unionists from across the UK as they tackle the key debates and issues affecting disabled workers.

For more information and to register, please visit the TUC’s website.

19th-21st – TUC Black workers conference

Hear about how the TUC Anti-Racism Taskforce plans to fundamentally change how the race union movement organises, negotiates, and public campaigns on anti-racism.  The Taskforce is also working on making the trade union movement more representative of Black workers in their elected and full-time structures. Attend workshops run by members of the TUC Anti-Racism Taskforce to put forward your views and make suggestions on what trade unions need to change to improve Black and Minority Ethnic workers’ lives. The numbers attending each workshop will be limited.

Participate in an international event on how we can ‘Make Black Lives Matter’ through renewing the building of a worldwide anti-racist movement. A webinar on race, COVID-19 and the vaccine will provide an opportunity to hear more about drug development and safety what the vaccine does to your immune system and the day-to-day impact of the vaccine program.

For more information and to register, please visit the TUC’s website.

24th – Domestic abuse training for reps

With domestic abuse on the rise employers play a bigger role in protecting victims. This course is suitable for reps who want to know how better to support members who may be victims of domestic violence.

This training is provided by Women’s Aid UK.

25th – Disability discrimination training for reps

This course is suitable for reps who want a better understanding of disability law and how it protects workers.

27th-28th – TUC Young workers conference

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit young workers hard. Existing workplace inequalities are being worsened, and job opportunities lost. We’ve seen through redundancies and the fall in employment, that young people are paying the price of the pandemic. But trade unions have had success in protecting jobs and have set out what can be done to keep people safe at work in the face of the pandemic.

For more information and to register, please visit the TUC’s website.

April

Equalities reps training (date TBC)

22nd – Stephen Lawrence Day

23rd – Transgender awareness training – provided by Focus: the Identity Trust

28th – International workers’ memorial day

May

6th – Deaf awareness week

10th to 16th Mental health awareness week

17th to 23rd Learning at work week

 

June

18th – Equality law, the basics- training for reps

This course provides an introduction to equality law. It is suitable for lay reps and new equalities reps before they undertake the more advanced training.

July

1st – Domestic abuse training for reps

With domestic abuse on the rise employers play a bigger role in protecting victims. This course is suitable for reps who want to know how better to support members who may be victims of domestic violence.

This training is provided by Women’s Aid UK.

London Pride

National equalities conference (virtual, date TBC)

August

Belfast Pride

Glasgow Pride

20th – Sexual harassment training for reps (time TBC)

Pride Cymru

September

10th – Disability discrimination training for reps

This course is suitable for reps who want a better understanding of disability law and how it protects workers.

October

Black history month

5th to 11th – National Braille Week

13th – World sight day

18th – World menopause day

20th – Domestic abuse training for reps

With domestic abuse on the rise employers play a bigger role in protecting victims. This course is suitable for reps who want to know how better to support members who may be victims of domestic violence.

This training is provided by Women’s Aid UK.

Equalities reps training (date TBC)

November

Young workers month

2nd – Equal pay day

International day of Transgender Awareness

5th – Equality law – the basics, training for reps

This course provides an introduction to equality law. It is suitable for lay reps and new equalities reps before they undertake the more advanced training.

13th to 19th – Trans awareness week

19th – Sexual harassment training for reps (time TBC)

25th – International day for the elimination of violence against women

December

Disability history month

3rd – International day of persons with disabilities

10th – Disability discrimination training for reps

This course is suitable for reps who want a better understanding of disability law and how it protects workers.

If you are interested in hearing more about any of the equalities training or workshops, or would like to register, please email us at equalities@community-tu.org.