Petition Make ‘trade unionism’ a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.
The Equality Act brings previous discrimination legislation under one act. Its main aim is to make it unlawful for employers to treat a worker less favourably because of a protected characteristic such as sex, race, religion or belief. Trade unionism is not currently a protected characteristic.
We call on the Equality Act 2010 to include “Trade Unionism: the participation in all or any aspects of the system, practices, and beliefs of trade unions, including the participation in lawful industrial action and activities stemming from such action’. Such a change would provide clarity in the workplace and a clear instruction to employers that they will no longer be able to subvert universal principles of democracy, justice and human rights through legislative loopholes.
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