LGBT workplace survey launched


A UK-wide survey has been launched in order to learn about the experiences of LGBT people in the workplace. The findings will be used by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to create resources for union...
Fifty three American flags were placed on the green lawn in front of Fire Station 5 – one for each victim

Checking Orlando's Pulse

Firefighters in the Florida city of Orlando responded to the worst mass shooting in recent US history. William Murphy reports on how they coped and how they plan to recover. In the early hours of Sunday 12 June, 29-year-old Omar Mateen walked into the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida and...

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The homophobic Orlando attack shows why we all must stand up to bigotry

The tragic mass shooting inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando recently was a stark reminder of the hate still directed towards the LGBT community. We may never know the true motives of the perpetrator, but what is absolutely clear is that above all else this was a homophobic attack. This is not...

Cheshire firefighter Nic Brennan

A different kind of brave

I don’t want anyone else to feel alone like I did, transgender firefighter Nic Brennan tells William Murphy Two minutes into my conversation with Cheshire firefighter Nic Brennan and he’s already advising me on my new year’s gym routine. “You’ve got to focus on different muscle groups in each...

All Different All Equal


Fairness and equality - and the right of every worker to be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace - are at the very heart of what the trade union movement stands for. They are central to...


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