Black lives matter firefighters take the knee

I can't breathe

How many times have we had these chilling last words from innocent black victims? Desperately gasping for air, before dying at the hands of another. Perpetuated by the individuals and very institutions that are ‘sworn to protect’. For eight minutes and 46 seconds George Floyd and bystanders pleaded...

Legal protection against discrimination Aug Sept FF 2019

Sexual orientation discrimination: your legal protections

Despite the great strides that have been taken over several decades, discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers remains an entrenched and very much a live issue for many in the workplace. The results of a survey of over 100,000 LGBT people in the UK that was...

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The union's LGBT school

For me, the highlight of the FBU LGBT school is always the guest speakers that attend. Relevant, informative and often moving, the talks demonstrate the past present and future importance of our section and the work it does. This year’s school opened with Jezza Donovan from the charity Gendered...

SUTR rally March 2019 credit Mark Thomas

Hate vs Hope: The threat of right wing nationalism

To mark Black History Month, Cameron Matthews, chair, black and ethnic minority members committee, explores the current context of right wing nationalism. “If you are silent in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Desmond Tutu. Across the globe we are seeing an...

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