Working with other Lesbian and Gay Trade Unionists in Our Localities

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Conference
2003 National Lesbian & Gay Conference
Date
1 August 2003
Decision
Carried

Trades Union Councils bring together trade unions on a local basis and offer an opportunity for them to support one another and work together on common issues.

They therefore offer the opportunity for lesbian and gay (L&G) trade unionists to work locally on a cross-union basis and for the trade union movement to make links with local L&G communities.

Conference therefore calls on branch L&G groups to:

1. ensure their branch affiliates to its local trades union council in line with UNISON policy;

2. nominate delegates;

3. work with their local trades union council to develop the L&G aspects of their campaigns and to promote trade unionism to the local L&G communities;

and,

4. ensure links are maintained with, in England, the County Associations of Trade Union Councils and Trades Union Congress Regional Councils and, in Cymru/Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, with any equivalent bodies.

Conference instructs the National Lesbian and Gay Committee to promote this policy with articles in “Out in UNISON” and by circulating material to branch L&G groups.