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Mela Festival - the true face of Northern Ireland

Mela Festival - the true face of Northern Ireland
“I believe that Mela shows the true face of Northern Ireland,” Deputy Commissioner Jane Morrice said. “One which  welcomes all the people who come here, enjoys different cultures and accepts in friendship people of all races and nationalities, as we expect to be welcomed when we travel to other countries for work or leisure.”

Bakery assistant awarded £23,000 in sex discrimination case

Bakery assistant awarded £23,000 in sex discrimination case
A former bakery assistant with the firm of Melting Moments in Fermanagh has been awarded compensation by a Tribunal which found she was subjected to sex discrimination because of pregnancy and unfairly dismissed.

Award for Belfast docker, harassed and unfairly dismissed

Award for Belfast docker, harassed and unfairly dismissed
The Industrial Tribunal has found that 51 year old Belfast docker Martin Sheil was the victim of discrimination and harassment at work on the grounds of his sexual orientation and that he was unfairly dismissed by his employer, Stena Line Irish Sea Ferries Ltd. *Update to this story*
 

Positive steps to improve gender balance in STEM industries

Positive steps to improve gender balance in STEM industries

Dr Evelyn Collins CBE, Chief Executive of the Equality Commission, has welcomed a commitment by one of Northern Ireland’s major employers to encourage more women to take up scientific and technical jobs in its workforce.

Free equality training in Newry, Ballymena and Craigavon

Free equality training in Newry, Ballymena and Craigavon
Equality training for local employers and business owners is coming to Ballymena, Craigavon and Newry this autumn/winter. 


Working with business on STEM

Working with business on STEM
Chief Commissioner Michael Wardlow explains why companies should be encouraged to recruit more women into STEM industries.
 

Annual Report 2013-2014 now online

Annual Report 2013-2014 now online

The latest annual report of the Equality Commission is now available online

 

Acceptance of diversity is essential - Belfast Telegraph article

Acceptance of diversity is essential - Belfast Telegraph article
Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow argues that changing attitudes and behaviour in NI needs leadership in an article published in The Belfast Telegraph.

Commission publishes response to draft Racial Equality Strategy

Commission publishes response to draft Racial Equality Strategy

The Equality Commission calls for a strengthened Racial Equality Strategy (RES) to include a proper assessment of racial inequalities, an action plan supported by resources to address these and clear evidence of high level commitment to drive implementation.