26 June 2019

Our Chief Executive Des Murray will be joining us as well as a session on Deaf BSL awareness and much more

The next meeting is on Wednesday 26 June from 10:30 – 3:30pm in Forgewood Community Centre Dinmont Crescent Motherwell ML1

Des Murray Chief Executive will be there to tell us about his vision for North Lanarkshire from 10:30am and hopefully there will be some time for questions.

We’ll be letting you know what the Council has been doing to advance equality for people; and

from 1:30pm we’ll be joined by  Deaf Services Lanarkshire who will take us through to 3:30pm with a session on Deaf / BSL awareness. The tutor will be a Deaf BSL user so the session is sure to be interesting and insightful   

Forgewood Community Centre is very accessible and there is plenty parking available. 

All welcome!

Please get in touch to tell us if you’re coming; if you want more information or to tell us about any communication support or access requirements – email:

A request to participate form can be downloaded from this page. 

19 November 2019

Topics include a session form the anti-sectarian charity Nil by Mouth and information on the Early Years and Childcare expansion

Next Employee Equality Forum event takes place on Monday 19 November from 11:00am – 3:00pm in Bellshill Cultural Centre. John St, Bellshill.

What’s in store?

> Nil by Mouth Scotland’s leading anti-sectarian organisation will deliver the challenging Beyond Religion and Belief workshop from 11:00 – 12:30. This is sure to be a talking point and of interest to all.
> The Early Learning and Childcare Expansion Programme will have a significant impact on the councils workforce, and will offer many opportunities for career development and progression, these opportunities will be available in a range of grades, and working patterns. Come and meet the expansion team and find out more about  the roles available and how you can be part of it.

> Updates on recent forum activity and consultations

> And there will be a light lunch and refreshments and more….


Please get in touch to tell us if you’re coming; if you want more information or to tell us about any communication support or access requirements – email:

A request to participate form can be downloaded from this page

4 December 2017

The EEF launch 2 new employment initiatives to commemorate International Day of Disabled People and 16 Days of Action against Violence against Women

You are invited to the Employee Equality Forum Event commemorating International Day of Disabled People and 16 Days of Action against Violence against Women

Who is it for?                        
All NLC staff, especially line-managers and staff involved in HR

Where is it?                           
Bellshill Cultural Centre

When is it?                            
Monday 4 December, 11am until 3pm (lunch will be provided at 13.00-14.00)

The Employee Equality Forum this December will launch two new important employee initiatives – with the help of the Council’s Equality Champion Cllr Heather McVey and the Convener of Education Cllr Frank McNally – the ‘Reasonable Adjustment Protocol’ for disabled employees and ‘Gender-based violence guidance for managers’.

An employment solicitor will be there from 11:00-12:30 to help us understand the law and reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.  

The council is also getting behind the ’16 Days of Action against Violence against Women’ campaign by way of initiating a Pledge to work towards making North Lanarkshire a place where gender based violence won’t be tolerated. You can find out about the Pledge and take it yourself on the day. For more information about the campaign:

There will also be a ‘marketplace’ where different organisations and charities will be in attendance, with lots of information and resources, including the Terrence Higgins Trust, Women’s Aid, Making Life Easier, Scottish Human Rights Centre and North Lanarkshire Disability access panel.

You can attend just one or all of the sessions depending on your availability. Please let us know if you’ll be coming along for catering purposes. If you have any communication support requirements let us know about that too  


Cllr H. McVey & Cllr F. McNally – Launch – ‘Reasonable adjustment protocol’ for disabled employees and ‘Gender based violence guidance’. Plus the NLC Gender based Violence Pledge video

Employment Solicitor Frances Ross, Clyde & Co – What are reasonable adjustments? Using the protocol

‘Making life easier’

Marketplace, sign the individual pledge and lunch

What’s new, update for employees, things of interest – Employee Forum members

For more information email:

Or contact Audrey Cameron, Development Officer (Equalities) on 01236 812851

26 April 2017

Gender is the issue of the day with a packed programme looking at gender, the causes of gender inequality and its links with occupational segregation and gender based violence. We’ll also be looking at NLC employment data and what it tells us about NLC employees; what the  Council is doing to address inequality and also discuss your ideas for things we could be doing.

Interested? Please get in touch by emailing or phone Audrey Cameron on 01236 812851.Let us know if you have any communication or other support needs.

 The request to participate form can be downloaded to get approval form your line manager to attend.

Date: 26.4.17

Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Venue: Bellshill Cultural Centre, John St, Bellshill.

All welcome!

13 October 2016

Thursday 13 October 12:30pm – 4:00pm in Bellshill Cultural Centre Multi-purpose meeting room, John Street Bellshill

Like all other forum meetings this will be interactive. The agenda will include:

  • an opportunity to influence the development of the Council’s equality outcomes for the next four years 
  • a consultation on the PRD process for Single Status employees
  • how to get involved (if you want) in developing the Council’s first equality and human rights newsletter.
  • the latest news on  the Council’s protocol for requesting reasonable adjustments ….and much more

All welcome

For more information / to register your attendance / discuss any support you may require please email: or contact Audrey Cameron, Development Officer (Equalities) on 01236 812851 or text your name and service you work for along with a short message to 07793598962.  

25 May 2016

Communication and Support

The Employee Equality Forum met on Wednesday 25 May 10:00am-2:00pm in the ICT & Technical Services Centre, Caldervale HS, Towers Rd, Airdrie, ML6 8PG.

This workshop based meeting focused on disability equality at work and in particular communication and support.

Workshops included:

  • A chance to check out  what aids and new technology are out there to support people with sensory impairments
  • How to get Access to Work support
  • Best practice in delivering inclusive communication and how to get it right and 
  • A consultation on the Council’s draft protocol for requesting reasonable adjustments.
  • A demonstration of the new HR & Payroll Self Service function to be rolled out across the Council

Updated on 28th April 2023

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