The National Equality Forum (NEF) is the GMB’s national campaign group on equality and inclusion, made up of 16 GMB activists:
- 9 regional reps - nominated by their GMB region every two years
- a national strand lead for each equality strand: women workers, LGBT+ workers, race, disabled workers - elected every two years by members nominated by regions
- the Chair of the GMB Young Workers committee
- a member elected by the GMB Retired Members Association
All NEF members identify with at least one of the five equality strands which GMB organises around. Many have intersectional identities, belonging to more than one strand.
What does the National Equality Forum do?
The NEF aims to grow the union through workplace campaigning and by making work better for the full diversity of GMB members, especially those underrepresented in the workplace and the union.
The forum acts as a link between equality organising regionally, nationally, and across equality strands and self-organised groups. Members of the forum help plan national equality campaigns, the National Equality Conference and other national events
NEF members will next be nominated and elected in Autumn 2023. Got a passion for equalities and want to make a difference in your workplace? Contact your regional equality officer.
Who's on the National Equality Forum?
|North East, Yorkshire & the Humber
|North West & Irish and NEF Chair
|North West & Irish: Ireland
|Scotland and NEF Vice Chair
|Wales & South West: Wales
|Wales & South West
|Disabled Workers Strand Lead
|LGBT+ Strand Lead
|Race Strand Lead
|Women's Strand Lead
|Young Workers Chair and Strand Lead
|Retired Members Association