Accessible Europe?

Family on beach]#This summer many of us are planning a well-earned break, and thousands of Britons will be heading elsewhere in Europe. EU membership has some brilliant benefits for travellers, with visa-less travel throughout the EU for citizens of member states, free …

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We are still fighting against racial discrimination in the EU

iStock_000018447670MediumOn this day in 1960, South African police opened fire against 69 people demonstrating peacefully against apartheid ‘pass laws’ in Sharpeville, South Africa. The United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination marks this tragedy every year, and …

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We cannot become complacent about LGBTI rights

Gay couple enjoying summer

It was announced this week that a Labour government would enable all gay men with historical convictions for ‘gross indecency’ to be pardoned, and loved ones can even request this after their death. Named after Alan Turing, the brilliant World …

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Labour leading the way to gender equality

We Can Do ItOn International Women’s Day, many of us look back at just how far gender equality and women’s rights have moved forward in our lifetimes, and also how far we still have to go to achieve true equality. One largely unremarked …

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Labour MEP demands EU action over “modern slavery” conditions for agency workers

GMB Agency WorkersAn East Midlands MEP has called for the EU to take urgent action over the pay and conditions of agency workers, after hearing first hand from workers and trade union representatives of the dreadful conditions they have been subjected to.…

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Tackling LGBTI discrimination in healthcare

Gay couple enjoying summerLesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people sadly still face discrimination in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. We know the problems that remain with bullying in schools, discrimination in the workplace, and violent homophobic and transphobic attacks. What we …

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Labour support EU-wide rights for whistleblowers

Tory MEPs in Europe have once again shown their true colours, by attempting to block legislation designed to protect workers who are the eyes and ears of their colleagues.

Last week The European Parliament overwhelmingly passed the Delli report on …

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A welcome end to the lifetime ban on gay blood donations

I was really pleased to hear that finally the unfair lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men from donating blood would be lifted in the UK .

New rules will be based on science rather than prejudice.  Instead of a …

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