(International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia)

IDAHOBIT day is celebrated annually on 17th May 2019 and recognises 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 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

It will be an activity based course centred 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.

Dates: The IDAHOBIT Awareness course is currently scheduled to take place at the CWU Education and Training Centre at Alvescot Lodge from Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th November 2019.

The course will start at 13:30 on the Monday and finish at approx. 12:00 on the Wednesday. (Closing date for applications: Friday 11th October 2019.

To book your place: Contact your Branch Secretary, as your Branch will have to approve your application.

Expenses: If your Branch nominates you for this course they will usually cover your travel and any legitimate expenses 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,


Lee Wakeman

Acting Head of Equality, Training and Development

19LTB450 – IDAHOBIT Awareness Course

Application Form

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