Key Policy


Remove barriers to equality for all regardless of disability, gender, colour, ethnicity, or sexual orientation


Description


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Corresponding Charter Article


C4. Employment

Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for themselves and any dependents an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented if necessary by other means of social protection. Everyone has the right to form and to join a trade union for the protection of their interests. Where workers form or invite a union to represent their rights, the union will have fair representation at executive level witin an organisation.


Policies


EQ089 Ensure a pathway to economic inclusion for all, putting an end to all forms of racism and discrimination in our economy and society


EQ091 Extend pay-gap reporting to all minority groups to help WPA tackle pay discrimination
EQ092 Ensure the National Investment Bank addresses discrimination in access to finance
EQ093 Implement recommendations of the Lammy Review to address the disparity of treatment and outcomes for BAME people within the criminal justice system.
EQ094 Create an Emancipation Educational Trust
EQ095 Strengthen protection for religious communities
EQ096 Amend the law to include attacks on places of worship (including synagogues, temples, mosques and churches) as a specific aggravated offence
EQ097 Review current levels of funding for and access to the Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme
EQ098 Maintain funding in real terms for the Community Security Trust, and consult on giving it statutory protection to ensure that religious communities have the support they need
EQ099 Champion the social model of disability throughout government.
EQ100 Through our new Department for Women and Equalities, we will ensure that disabled people can be independent and equal in society, with choice and control over their own lives
EQ101 Transform the workplace for disabled people by requiring that all employers be trained to better support them
EQ102 End disability discrimination and update the Equality Act to introduce new specific duties including disability leave, paid and recorded separately from sick leave
EQ103 Recommend that the Equality and Human Rights Commission prepare a specific code of practice on reasonable adjustments to supplement existing codes. The code will also set timescales for implementation of reasonable adjustments to end the long and distress
EQ104 Reinstate the Access to Elected Office Fund to enable disabled people to run for elected office
EQ105 Adopt a British Sign Language Act, giving BSL full legal recognition in law
EQ106 Work with employers, trade unions and public services to improve awareness of neurodiversity in the workplace and in society
EQ107 Eliminate remaining areas of discrimination in law, ensuring that LGBT+ people can live in safety and dignity
EQ108 Put LGBT+ equality at the heart of government, ensuring our public services are LGBT+ inclusive and delivering on the national LGBT Action Plan
EQ110 Tackle the homelessness and rough sleeping crisis in the UK
EQ111 Provide sufficient funding for schools to deliver mandatory LGBT+ inclusive relationships and sex education
EQ112 Fully fund sexual health services and roll out PrEP medication.
EQ113 Respond fast and firmly wherever LGBT+ people face violence or persecution internationally and appoint a dedicated global ambassador to the Foreign Office on LGBT+ issues
EQ115 Establish a humane immigration system and end the hostile environment that caused the Windrush scandal
EQ116 Scrap the 2014 Immigration Act
EQ118 End the Windrush injustices and provide fair compensation to those who have unfairly suffered
EQ119 End indefinite detention
EQ120 Ensure justice for migrant domestic workers and restore the overseas domestic workers visa
EQ123 End the minimum income requirements which separate families
EQ124 Uphold rights to seek asylum
EQ127 Refugees will have the right to work, access to public services and will be treated humanely by government at all levels
EQ146 Give effect to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
EQ147 Stop the dehumanising Work Capability and PIP Assessments
EQ148 Make sure all Work Capability and PIP Assessments assessments are done in-house
EQ149 Make sure people who are ill and disabled receive the support they need to lead full, independent lives
EQ150 Increase Employment and Support Allowance for those in the work-related activity group
EQ151 Raise the basic rate of support for children with disabilities to the level of Child Tax Credits
EQ152 Ensure that severely disabled people without a formal carer receive extra support
EQ153 Increase the Carers Allowance to the level of the Jobseekers Allowance
EQ154 Help disabled people who want to work by bringing back specialist employment advisors
EQ155 Introduce a government-backed Reasonable Adjustments Passport scheme to help people move between jobs more easily
EQ156 Review support for disabled people at work, including the Access to Work scheme