Archive for June, 2007

Gay students get death threats

More than 150,000 students in the UK have been bullied at secondary school because they are gay, a new survey found.Over two thirds of lesbian and gay pupils have been victimised by homophobic bullying, with abuse ranging from verbal abuse to violence …

Survey reveals workers take colleagues less seriously if they have an accent

It’s not what you say but how you say it that may cause judgement from your work colleagues, research has found.A poll by hearing campaign Heal the World found that 15% of 4,000 respondents would take a work colleague less seriously if they had an ac…

TUC lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender annual conference

Several hundred lesbian and gay workers are gathering in central London over the next two days to debate a series of key equality issues at the annual TUC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender conference.Delegates attending the event at the TUC’s Cong…

Wimbledon pays women equally – but will Gordon Brown?

The Fawcett Society today issued a challenge to the new prime minister to be the first to ensure that women and men in the UK are equally rewarded for their work.Although equal pay legislation has been in force for more than 30 years, there’s still a p…

Research by Capital Consulting and Cranfield School of Management reveals UK companies are failing to develop top people

Training and development experts have championed the importance of talent management after a new report found more than half of UK businesses are failing to develop their top people.Research by recruitment outsourcing provider Capital Consulting and Cr…

Suppliers with poor diversity records will fail in public sector procurement battle

Government proposals to increase equality in the multi-billion pound public sector procurement process will see suppliers with poor diversity records shoved to the bottom of the pile, according to legal experts.The Discrimination Law Review, published …

Suppliers with poor diversity records will fail in public sector procurement battle

Government proposals to increase equality in the multi-billion pound public sector procurement process will see suppliers with poor diversity records shoved to the bottom of the pile, according to legal experts.The Discrimination Law Review, published …

Remploy HR director hits back at claims she should resign over her handling of the factory closure announcements

Remploy’s HR director has hit back at union jibes that she should resign over the way her team handled the announcement of factory closures.Last week the GMB union, which represents the majority of workers at Remploy, accused the HR team of mismanaging…

Investing in disabled people’s skills could boost the economy by £35 billion

Improving the skills of disabled people to world class levels by 2020 would boost the economy by £35 billion over 30 years, equivalent to 18 months growth, and help tackle child poverty, argues SMF Chief Economist Stephen Evans in a new report, Disabi…

Government calls on employers to hire more disabled people and help aid their social inclusion

The government has called on employers to hire more disabled people and help aid their social inclusion.Employers can play a key role in ensuring that disabled people are able to play a full part in society through employment by preventing ill-health a…


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NEPDEC’s mission is to create a more inclusive, dynamic culture in our region and to prepare for increasingly complex and diverse communities and workplaces. To achieve these goals, we:
* provide educational programming/consultation,
* support member’s diversity initiatives,
* organize networking and social events for relaxed interaction and sharing, and
* build alliances among historically isolated groups.

Through cooperation, we address regional diversity issues with greater impact and economies of scale.