The equality council is the NUJ's forum for all matters relating to: sexism, equal pay; LGBT+ rights; age discrimination; work/life balance and childcare/dependant care.
The council works to promote equality in the NUJ and in wider society.
The council also liaises with the union's branch and chapel equality officers and seeks to ensure that equality is incorporated into the mainstream bargaining agenda.
Seven members of the equality council are elected annually at the NUJ delegate meeting via nominations from NUJ branches. Representatives from each industrial council has a seat on the council, plus one representative from the Irish executive council, Scottish executive council and Welsh executive council.
To get involved in the work of the council or to help campaign for equality, contact the NUJ's equality officer, via email: [email protected].