Too many LGBT+ people still don’t feel safe and comfortable at work. Unions have an essential role to play in fighting this discrimination.
This is according to the 2018 Trade Union Congress (TUC) Pride campaign which calls for all LGBT+ people to join a union.
The campaign follows the findings of the TUC’s 2017 report, ‘The Cost of Being Out in Work’ which showed there is still a lot of work to do to ensure LGBT+ people achieve full equality at work.
For this reason, TUC encourages LGBT+ people should be part of a union.
Some of these stats include:
- 39% of LGBT+ people have been harassed or discriminated against by a colleague
- Only 51% of people are ‘out’ to everyone at work
- Only 36% of young people are ‘out’ to everyone at work