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Stamp out Sexism logoInclusion, equality of opportunity and anti-discrimination are central principles of the trade union movement.

The equality council is the NUJ's forum for all matters relating to: sexism, equal pay; lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (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.

The NUJ has a range of equality guidance available in the NUJ reps resources section of the website as well as series of briefings and submissions on equality issues (members only).

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:

Find out who represents you on the equality council (members only).