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The NUJ has signed a TUC letter taking the government to task over its inaction to address the inequality experienced by the LGBT+ community who face discrimination at work.
TUC letter, signed by the NUJ, to Liz Truss, women and equalities minister, calling on the government to promote equality and eliminate discrimination against LGBT+ people.
On June 25 the International Labour Organization Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work came into force.
One-day equality seminar. Menopause awareness campaign. Tougher legislation on sexual harassment. Recruitment of black photographers.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have the right to fair, accurate and inclusive reporting of their life stories and concerns. As with all members of society, the media should treat LGBT people with fairness, integrity and respect.
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.
"No journalist simply doing their job should be subjected to such harassment and hate-filled comments," said Michelle Stanistreet.
A survey for Pride month has shown how the pandemic has profoundly affected LGBTQ+ communities with 42 per cent saying they would like support with their mental health.
NUJ submission to the Government Equalities Office consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace
The widespread problem of workplace sexual harassment is undisputed.
News from the union's national executive.