Equality & Human Rights

The NIC Equality and Human Rights Committee leads on equality and human rights matters.

The Committee meet quarterly to advance NIC's work on issues including  disability, race, gender, sexual orientation and age; Section 75 and human rights.

Members of the Committee participate in formal bilateral meetings with the two relevant statutory agencies - the Equality Commission Northern Ireland (ECNI) and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) - to discuss issues of concern to the trade union movement and areas of joint work.

Members of the Committee also attend monthly meetings of the Equality Coalition and the Human Rights Consortium. 

Congress Equality Committees include:

The Women's Committee

The Disability Committee

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Committee

The Black and Minority Ethnic Committee.