International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

On 17th May 2019 is IDAHOBIT day to recognise and celebrate gender and sexual diversities around the world. 

For many decades trade unions have been in the forefront of the battle for equality in the workplace and in society. Through campaigning, awareness raising and representing those who suffer discrimination, the CWU makes a real difference.

This weekend course aims to:

  • Raise awareness of issues which affect LGBT workers and the LGBT community
  • Develop strategies to support LGBT activists and members in the CWU
  • Understand the way discrimination impacts on LGBT workers.
  • Provide a networking opportunity for LGBT and equality activists

The weekend will be an activity based course based on small group work, discussion and presentations. The course is aimed at anyone who wishes to increase their understanding of LGBT issues and will be particularly suitable for Equality Reps, LGBT activists and any CWU activist who wishes to better understand how the union can support LGBT workers.

Release: This course does not currently attract paid release from the employers that we work with. 

Dates: The following IDAHOBIT Awareness course is currently scheduled to take place at the CWU Education and Training Centre at Alvescot Lodge. 

  • Friday 17th – Sunday 19th May 2019 (Closing date for applications – Friday 19th April) 

To book your place: Your Branch will have to approve your application, so contact your Branch Secretary. 

Expenses: If your Branch nominates you for this course they will usually cover your travel and subsistence costs and release costs from work if applicable. This can vary, so always check with your Branch Secretary in advance. 

Completed application forms should be addressed to: Maxine Todd, CWU Education and Training Centre, Alvescot Lodge, Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon, OX18 2PY, or emailed to 

Any queries relating to this LTB should be directed to Fevzi Hussein in the first instance.

Yours sincerely,


Trish Lavelle

Assistant Secretary

19LTB202 – IDAHOBIT Awareness Weekend

Application Form

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