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Equalities

TSSA Equality Agenda

On this page you can find out what TSSA is doing to progress our Equality Agenda   Key Points of Equality Agenda

For more information on any of the initiatives below, contact Nadine Rae, Organising Director raen@tssa.org.uk 

TSSA Equality Newsletter, October 2017

  Equality Newsletter Oct 2017 Download the latest TSSA Equality Newsletter here

LGBT History Month, February 2018

Hold events and activities as part of LGBT History Month. Any ideas are welcome. If you want to get involved in the LGBT+ network please contact Mitchell Coe coem@tssa.org.uk

TSSA Womens' Conference, October 2018

We are holding a women's conference in October this year for all TSSA women members who want to get active and address inequality. Planning has already started. If you have ideas and want to get involved to make the conference a success, please contact Claire Laycock laycockc@tssa.org.uk

Equality Campaigns & Initiatives

Struggling to think of what you might do as an Equality Rep or champion in your Workplace or Branch? You can get involved now with the following campaigns and initiatives to further equality:

#NoBystanders Campaign

Our #NoBystanders campaign is based on the Stonewall campaign of same name. Sign a pledge to not simply stand by and witness bullying, harassment or other discriminatory language or behaviour. Our message is to encourage people to intervene (appropriately) or report the incidents, and support the person who is the target. This campaign is part of the LGBT+ Network’s activities for 2017-2018, but the campaign itself is not limited to LGBT+ members or issues of homophobia, biphobia or transphobia. Request a campaign pack here: www.tssa.org.uk/NoBystanders

Neurodiversity Programme

Build awareness of issues for people with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Asperges) and Attention Deficit Disorder. You can become an Equality Rep and get specialist training to help spread the word and support people who are neurodiverse. Provide the information and support people need to get reasonable adjustments that help them do their job. For more information go to www.tssa.org.uk/neurodiversity

Fair Pay, Equal Pay

Do you have a fair pay and grading system? Is your company plagued with a performance management system that is consistently unfair? Has your company reported a significant Gender Pay Gap? If you answered yes, it is likely there will be issues of Equal Pay and inequality in your system. To find out more about what you can do, contact your local organiser.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Issues of mental health and wellness are both equality and health & safety issues. In 2018 we are holding training for workplace representatives on various aspects of Mental Health & Wellbeing. To get involved, contact Steve Coe coes@tssa.org.uk

Dignity@Work

There are a series of things you can do to tackle stress, bullying and harassment in your workplace. Where these issues exist, so does inequality and discrimination. For more information on what you can do, go to www.tssa.org.uk/healthandsafety

Self Organised Groups

We have groups who promote the interests of women, black and minority ethnic workers, younger and older workers, disabled workers, lesbian, gay bi-sexual and transgendered workers. For more info go to their pages in the box on the left hand side of this web page.

Equality Resources

Our Proud History Fighting for Equalities

TSSA has proudly led the way on equalities for many years. This summary timeline of TSSA's history has a section on TSSA & Equality   TSSA History A Remarkable Journey

Training

We have a variety of training available to support any member who wishes to promote and celebrate equality and diversity in their branch or workplace. Our training will help you:

  • Deal with difficult situations
  • Bargain for equality policies and initiatives
  • Support people who have disabilities or special needs in the workplace get the support they need
  • Tackling unconscious bias
  • Ensure people receive their Reasonable Adjustments
  • Make a plan to change the culture of your workplace

Check out our Education Programme at:www.tssa.org.uk/education2018

Promotional Materials

We have various guides and toolkits available for you in hardcopy. We also have some posters and promotional materials available for existing initiatives and more under development. Equalities Handbook

To request materials use this form   Promotional materials request form

Equality Law

We have Reps Bulletins that summarise what you need to know on the Equality Act 2010. For more in-depth understanding, you may want to consider attending our Equality in the Workplace training. Please contact Val Stansfield, Employment Rights Officer, stansfieldv@tssa.org.uk

Campaigns and Initiatives

See above for initiatives you can get involved with right away.

Equality Newsletter

See above for the latest TSSA Equality Newsletter.

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