Sphere Session 4: Unions

The role of unions in securing LGBTI workplace inclusion

Diversity and inclusion have in recent years become buzzwords for big corporations around the world. Historically, the role of securing workers’ rights rests with unions through collective bargaining. As focus on anti-discrimination in the labour market is extended to issues of inclusion in the workplace, what role can—and should—unions play? Meet an international panel of representatives who will discuss how unions interact with employer organisatons and law-makers on the topic of LGBTI inclusion, sharing achievements as well as their perspectives on what still needs to be done.



Jannick Friis Christensen


Postdoctoral Researcher, Copenhagen Business School


Peter Mekers


Board Secretary, Rainbow Network, FNV – Federation of Dutch Labour Unions

Majbrit Berlau


Vice-Chair, FH – Danish Trade Union Confederation

Mitchell Coe


LGBT+ Campaign Officer, PSI – Public Services International

Kristine Esrom Raunkjær


Consultant, Dansk Metal & FIU-Equality

Gurchaten Sandhu

He/Him & They/Them

Non-Discrimination & Equal Pay Programme Officer, ILO – International Labour Organizaton

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