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The TUC launched our new campaigning network, Trade Unions for Trans Rights, at an event on 29th April 2023.

The network is a space for trade unions to organise together for trans rights at work and in wider society. We will work closely with LGBTQ+ charities and community organisations, to create and share resources and research, and co-ordinate campaigns.
In her speech at the launch of the network, Maria Exall, TUC President and Chair of the TUC LGBT+ Committee, said:

“Today we pledge ourselves to resist the hate and prejudice that is out there and campaign for a freer, fairer and more equal society for trans and non-binary people.

These are the principles of our movement - standing in solidarity to improve the world of work, and campaigning for progressive social values.

As a cis woman, a lesbian and a feminist, I am a proud trans ally. What upsets me as a woman trade unionist is to see the way that my trans and non-binary siblings are being treated.

As trade unionists we work for workplaces that are free from prejudice where people are free to be themselves.

In our movement we believe that an injury to one is an injury to all. The launch of this network today is about putting that principle into reality. We stand in allyship and in solidarity.”

To find out more and get involved in the network please register via the link below.

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