NEU Equality Conferences

There are three annual conferences for

These conferences meet annually and agree a motion which is sent forward to NEU National Conference. For more details of these conferences please email alex.kenny@exec.neu.org.uk

These three groups also have their own Reserved Place National Executive Member. This is because members of these groups are in a minority in the Union and they are under-represented.

These are the current seatholders:

Black Members: Daniel Kebede.

You can contact Daniel direct at Daniel.Kebede@exec.neu.org.uk

Disabled Members: Colleen Johnson

You can contact Colleen direct at Colleen.Johnson@exec.neu.org.uk

LGBT+ Members: Annette Pryce

You can contact Annette direct at Annette.Pryce@exec.neu.org.uk

Women

3f678c73-4adf-418c-a731-7b6521e9f675Women make up 76% of the Union and although they are still underrepresented, they are not a minority group.

The strategy of the Union has therefore been to increase the engagement of women at all levels of the union through a holistic approach to training, membership, activism, membership on delegations and action.

There is no single reserved Executive seat for women. Instead, there is a rule that the National Executive must be made up of at least 50% female representatives.

There were plans to hold a national women’s conference in 2020 but Covid-19 means that all such conferences are unlikely to take place in person this year.