Tackling Trans Workers’ Unemployment

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Conference
2011 National LGBT Conference
Date
8 August 2011
Decision
Carried

Conference is dismayed at the continuing difficulty faced by many trans people in finding and keeping paid employment. Conference notes that while it is not easy to challenge discrimination while you are in a job, it is even more difficult to challenge discrimination in recruitment. High levels of unemployment amongst trans people are rising higher still as government cuts bite.

Conference notes that trans people cannot fight this on their own.

Conference calls on the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Committee to urge branch and regional LGBT groups to raise awareness of trans discrimination and how to tackle it, and seek to place trans equality on the bargaining agenda with employers.