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Almost one-third (29 per cent) of the NUJ members surveyed during February’s LGBT+ History month and in the run up to the TUC’s LGBT+ conference said they had experienced bullying, harassment, ill-treatment or discrimination at work as a result of their sexuality or gender identity.
The NUJ has called for the media, publishing and communications industries to prove their commitment to equality by publishing their gender pay gaps this spring, and not the new deadline of October.
The NUJ has backed the TUC’s call – alongside MPs, equality campaigners and industry leaders – for urgent action to prevent the UK’s gender pay gap reporting being shelved for a second year.
The TUC’s conferences are online this year and there is no limit to the number of people who can attend.
The corporation has disclosed it paid more than £1 million to external barristers and solicitors to deal with tribunal claims brought by staff in equal pay and race discrimination cases.
Today is the time to reflect on the lives lost to Covid-19 among disabled people and look at how the trade union movement is supporting disabled workers during the pandemic.
"No journalist simply doing their job should be subjected to such harassment and hate-filled comments," said Michelle Stanistreet.
Good reporting can play a vital role in increasing understanding of violence against women and by holding governments to account for their responses to the issue.
Michelle Stanistreet said: “Many NUJ members who read this Equality and Human Rights Commission report will feel it doesn’t address their lived experiences."
The NUJ has called for an urgent meeting with the BBC over members' concerns over new social media guidelines published yesterday.