Following pressure from UCU, Unite, Unison, and the LGBT+ staff network and LUU students’ LGBT+ society, University of Leeds senior management have announced that the detrimental draft new Trans Equality Policy will be withdrawn.
(For background see Unions oppose detrimental changes to university trans equality policy)
The draft document, which UCU and the other staff unions have fiercely opposed since it was tabled in late January, will be completely removed from consultation.
The university will now seek to make improvements from a place of respect and the solid foundation of the existing 2017 Trans Equality Policy. We are looking forward to working with university senior management and the Equality Policy Unit to make any refinements for the benefit of trans, non-binary and intersex staff and students at the University of Leeds.