To coincide with International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which took place on 21 March 2018, the NIPSA Equality Committee has produced a series of posters and a leaflet. The aim is to stimulate and support workplaces to:

NIPSA has long recognised that rights for working mothers are not just a women’s issue and NIPSA is committed to developing and protecting workplace rights that support working parents and vigorously campaigns for work-life balance policies to assist working parents combine work and caring responsibilities. NIPSA is committed to ensuring that women who want to continue breastfeeding on returning to work are provided with appropriate working arrangements and facilities.

Click on the link below to download our Myths of Immigration document. 

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To coincide with Carer’s Week (12-18 June 2017) NIPSA’s Equality Committee joined up with Carers Northern Ireland to deliver a workshop which focused on workplaces being more supportive of carers.

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NIPSA Equality Committee organised an event on Friday 19 May 2017 held at NIPSA HQ, Belfast.

The event examined through the lens of equality the impact of cuts to jobs and services, including welfare and social care reforms.

Domestic and sexual violence and abuse are serious crimes and cannot be tolerated in any society. It is the job of trade unions to fight for social justice in all dimensions. That includes speaking up for the victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. It also includes seeking to change attitudes in society for the good. We have moved from the days when no one wanted to intervene in a domestic situation. It is time to act to change attitudes to make sure that women, men and children are not subject to violence in their home or anywhere else.