Stand Up at Work! Your Union will Stand Up with you! BeLonG To, Ireland’s national organisation for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans young people, is working in partnership with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) on the Stand Up at Work Project.
Photo: Workers’ Unions take part in Dublin Gay Pride Parade, like here in 2009 (photo by Charles Hutchins)
The Stand Up at Work project will bring the messages of Stand Up! Against Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying, BeLonG To’s annual awareness campaign in schools and youth services, into a workplace setting.
Say No to Homophobia and Transphobia in the Workplace!
Your Union will Stand Up with you!
Non-discrimination is a fundamental right at work as defined by the International Labour Organisation. Equal treatment is reflected in Irish Law by the Employment Equality Act 1998 – 2012, which outlaws discrimination on nine distinct grounds, including sexual orientation. Despite this, the experience of both BeLonG To and ICTU indicate that LGBT young adults can face significant discrimination in the Irish workplace.
For the Stand Up at Work project, BeLonG To and ICTU are producing video and print materials. The launch is on Friday 16 May in Dublin, to coincide with International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
Keep an eye out for the Stand Up at Work video which will be shared shortly after the launch!
Click here to get to the LGBT section on the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ page.
Here you can find the BeLonG To Youth Services.
* Here is BeLonG To’s Stand Up for Your Friends video for this year’s Stand Up in Schools campaign: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4Q3ABMLWos