Diversity motion backed by Nautilus 2017 UK Branch conference

3 October 2017

A motion asking the Union to investigate how it can broaden the ways all interested members can support LGBT+ members and events has been backed by the UK branch conference 2017.

It follows Nautilus's support and attendance of the LGBT+ Pride march in London in both 2016 and 2017. The motion noted that attending these events has encouraged more members to take an active role in the Union. 

Proposing the motion, first-time conference attendee, Glen Burnett, said that it wasn't about changing opinions.

It's about creating a safe, fair and supportive working environment that allows people to thrive in their career without feeling uncomfortable in their workplace. Nautilus member Glen Burnett

'This motion is about inclusion without isolation,' he continued. 'It's not about trying to get members of the LGBT community to go to Pride, it's about encouraging everybody to get involved to support fellow colleagues.'