Sat, 09 Feb|
A history of Trade Union support for LGBT+ Workers’ Rights
Sponsored by Shropshire & Telford Trades Union Council FREE entry
Time & Location
09 Feb 2019, 10:00 – 12:30
The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE, UK
About the Event
11.15am: A history of Trade Union support for LGBT+ Workers’ Rights [FREE entry]
Quinn Roache is the TUC’s LGBT+ and Disability Policy Officer working within their Equality and Strategy Department. In this presentation, he will cover a brief history of trade union activism supporting LGBT+ workers’ rights, and outline current contemporary LGBT+ issues and what trade unions are doing to address them and cover emerging issues.
Previously Quinn worked for the Equality and Human Rights Commission on high profile projects including their Pregnancy and Maternity Work Programme, Home Care Inquiry which drew national attention to key issues of discrimination and shaped national debate. He has led on community engagement projects on a variety of themes including the UNCRPD and increasing LGBT+ hate crime reporting.
In his spare time Quinn can be found shopping for mid-century furniture or fussing over his cat T-Cups.
Quinn's presentation starts at 11.15am, immediately following Peter Roscoe who kicks the morning off at 10.15am with Significant Others: Companions or ‘just good friends’. Does it matter?