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From The Socialist newspaper, 30 June 2000

The TUC's 'Straight Up!' Campaign

In April the TUC published a survey in which 74% of those questioned thought employers should not be able to sack workers because of their sexuality. Meanwhile 77% felt bosses shouldn't be allowed to treat a lesbian or gay worker less favourably, and 71% supported long-term same-sex partners receiving equal treatment in pensions and staff benefits.

The 'Straight Up!' Campaign calls for:

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In The Socialist 30 June 2000:

Labour Pampers Its Fat Cats

Pride Not Profit

Not so 'gay friendly' New Labour

The TUC's 'Straight Up!' Campaign

Uniting against fascist threats

Mugabe's iron grip weakened

Angry Ford workers demand action

Signal workers vote for strike

RMT conference: delegates defy leaders

Left win in Tipperary

Keeping it out of the family

Cuba: Socialism and democracy


 

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