Unions urge govt to reset approach to LGBT rights

Government recently scrapped LGBT Action Plan and disbanded advisory panel

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Unions urge govt to reset approach to LGBT rights

The TUC along with 39 British trade unions have urged the government to reset its approach to LGBT workers’ rights.

In an open letter to women and equalities minister Liz Truss, the organisations have criticised the government's inaction on tackling discrimination and harassment faced by LGBT people. This letter has been written after the government recently scrapped its LGBT Action Plan and disbanded an LGBT advisory panel. In response, the unions are calling for a new duty on employers to be introduced that would force them to better protect LGBT workers. A consultation with unions has been recommended...

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