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Regional Equalities Forums - Nomination Form

Would you like to be involved in the Union’s equalities work?

Are you interested in issues like disability rights, women’s health, tackling racism and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality?

Usdaw is looking for members to take part in a Regional Equalities Forum (REF).

Here are some of the practical things the forum does:
  • Run weekend schools on issues like disability discrimination, women’s health, tackling racism at work.
  • Organise local get-togethers and workplace visits to support and encourage new members.
  • Work with other Union reps and officials to recruit more members and reps.
There are seats on the forum for the following groups of members – women, black and ethnic minority members, disabled members and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members (LGBT).
The reason why these members sit on the forum is because they are under involved in the Union’s structures. Usdaw believes this needs addressing and wants to find ways to reach out to these groups of members.

There are usually around four forum meetings a year and Usdaw will pay your travel, out of pocket expenses and any loss of wages for any forum meetings/events you take part in.

Nominations for the forums will be considered by your regional council at their meeting in November. You will be contacted after this to be advised if you have been selected to sit on your forum.

If you would like to be involved in your regional equalities forum please complete the form below or alternatively you can download the form:

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This is to help get the right balance of members on each forum - Usdaw will not make contact with your employer about your nomination
We need the following information to make sure that the forum is fully representative of the groups of members who are under involved in the Union:*

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