LGBTQ+ workers need better protection from discrimination and harassment, say unions
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General secretaries from more than three dozen British trade unions have written to UK equalities minister Liz Truss to call for an urgent reset in the government’s approach to LGBTQ+ rights. 

The open letter – signed by general secretaries representing over five million union members – criticises the government for its “inaction” on tackling discrimination and harassment faced by LGBTQ+ people. 

The intervention follows the government’s recent decisions to scrap its “LGBT Action Plan” and to disband its advisory panel on LGBTQ+ issues.