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Lambeth Resident Gets Award At GMB Congress

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Lambeth Resident Gets Award At GMB Congress In Dublin For Championing Support For Transgender Equality In The Workplace

Carl’s work is vital to supporting transgender equality and will really make a difference says GMB.

Lambeth resident Carl Banks received the prestigious GMB President’s Award for the “Most Inspirational Project for Making a Difference” at GMB Congress today, 7th June. The award was for his work producing a GMB Transgender Equality Toolkit for union branches and stewards. The toolkit was part of a massive two year project to raise awareness within the union and with employers of the transgender community, their rights and to support them in and out of work.

Carl received his award from Mary Turner, GMB National President, on Sunday 7th June along with other GMB award winners.

The 98th GMB Congress, comprising of 500 elected lay members, started in Dublin’s Citywest Conference Centre today Sunday 7th and runs to Thursday 11th June. There are also 300 visitors and guests. GMB Congress delegates are members who were elected to represent over 630,000 members from every part of the UK and Ireland and who are employed in every sector of the economy.  Congress is the supreme policy making body in the union.

Paul Hayes, GMB London Regional Secretary, said "Equality for all is at the heart of what GMB is about, and Carl’s work to support transgender equality in the workplace is vital to ensuring we can support our transgender members and potential members. This project really will make a difference.”


Contact:  Paul Hayes 07974251721 or Kamaljeet Jandu GMB Equality and Inclusion Officer on 07956 237178 or GMB Press Office: 07921 289880 or 07974 251823. Photograph available from Andrew Wiard Photographer on 07973 219201 or



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