I am glad that I am very much a part of a union that strives to promote concepts and ideas which will enable us all to live in a society where there is true and real Equality as opposed to living in a society where we can imagine that we are all Equal? And am happy that my union Unison has implemented rules on proportionality and fair representation to improve how we achieve our objectives.
But all the evidence around me elsewhere shows that many of the Equality related changes in legislation are there just for show. I am picking on this subject today following yesterdays ruling by the courts that the employer that forced a lawyer to retire because he was over 65 was not wrong? This is, as far as I understand it, in contradiction to what we were led to believe was a change to stop employers forcing people over a certain age to give up work. This is just one example of how the system makes the right noises but at the end it does not reinforce what it says by action. I am hoping that this idiotic ruling can be challenged.