Research continues to find transphobia is prevalent within the UK, both inside and outside of workplaces, with TUC research finding almost half of trans people (48 per cent) have experienced bullying or harassment at work.
This is not acceptable and something we can all help reduce and eliminate by being vocal and active in our support of the trans community.
Trade unionists have a role in helping to tackle transphobia in workplaces;
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Today, we remember the trans people who’ve been murdered around the world for no other reason than who they are.
“Far too many trans people still face discrimination in work. A TUC study found that half of trans workers experience bullying and harassment while just trying to do their jobs.
“Unions reps can make a real difference to trans people’s working lives. They stand up for workers facing discrimination, and make sure workplaces are safe and inclusive for everyone.
“I’d urge anyone worried about discrimination in their workplace to join a union, to make sure they are supported, represented and heard."
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