Category Archives: Unite Equalities

Unite commemorates legacy of LGBT activist, Mark Ashton, by launching a bursary for young people’s solidarity projects

Unite the union will launch its Mark Ashton bursary this evening [7pm, Thursday May 18th] as part of LGBT awareness week. The bursary worth up to £300 will be available is aimed at young people developing projects which shows solidarity … Continue reading

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Unite calls for package of measures to help close ‘unaffordable gender wage gap’

March 8th:  Unite today called on the Government to introduce a package of measures to close the gender pay gap, which currently sees women earning, on average, nearly 15 per cent less than women.  Speaking on International Women’s Day, the … Continue reading

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Playwright Martin Lynch joins trade unionist songwriter to launch Unite for Humanity song for refugees

A singer-songwriter who works for the UK and Ireland’s biggest trade union is using his music to raise money for Syrian refugees by releasing a single this week into the UK download charts in Belfast. November 20th: Davy Kettyles’ song … Continue reading

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#Unite4Humanity: Union songwriter raising funds for Irish Refugee Council

Unite hopes to highlight scandal of Direct Provision IRC highlights need to support young people caught in asylum system November 10th: A singer-songwriter who works for the Ireland region of trade union Unite is using his music to raise funds for refugees.  … Continue reading

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Call to support Newry ‘Rally Against Hate Crime’ Demonstration

Post-Brexit focus on restricting migrants and failure to legislate for marriage equality are leading to growth of hate-crime Unite the union calls for attendance at rally set for 1pm Saturday, October 15th at Newry Rainbow Centre October 5th: Jimmy Kelly, … Continue reading

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