Equality Representatives

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2008 National Disabled Members' Conference
25 October 2008

Conference welcomes the introduction of Equality Reps pilot project and believes that it will be fundamental in raising awareness of the equality duties at branch level.

Conference also welcomes the announcement in the Equality Bill of the extension of the promotions of the positive duties to include sexual orientation and gender re-assignment.

Conference therefore believes that it is essential that equality reps are aware of multiple discrimination faced by many of our disabled members including our disabled LGBT members.

Conference therefore instructs the NDMC working with other appropriate structures of the union including the other national Self Organised Group committees and Young Members Forum to:

1.Ensure equality reps receive appropriate training and guidance:

2.Encourage disabled and disabled LGBT members to become equality reps.