Equality and Diversity Forum
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At the EDF forum we hold network meetings for young members, female members, LGBT+ members and members from BAME backgrounds where there is the opportunity to discuss issues relating to specific areas of diversity in a confidential and secure environment. Please encourage any interested colleagues to come along.
The EDF forum was launched at the Union's General Meeting in Rotterdam in October 2019, and acts as the overarching umbrella group for the original Women's Forum and Young Maritime Professionals Forum. It meets twice a year. The second meeting in 2022 will be held on Tuesday 22 November from 14:00-16:00hrs during UK branch conference.
Members who have Facebook accounts can however keep in touch online via our social media accounts on Facebook, and LinkedIn. Female members can also join the Nautilus Women's Group. This Facebook group is for female members of the Union only. Members of the group will be invited to share stories on relevant issues, discuss the growing impetus to encourage more women into maritime industry, network and support each other. The group is in addition to the Young Maritime Professionals Facebook group which is also for members only.
The Union may also set up women members' and young maritime professionals' WhatsApp groups. Members can express their interest in joining these chat groups or registering interest in attending the Forum by emailing the EDF secretary Danny McGowan email@example.com.
Nautilus remains committed to having a dedicated female organiser available who can deal with any workplace issues or provide advice to members who wish to speak to a female representative. Please contact Rachel Lynch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also a dedicated young members' organiser available who can deal with any workplace issues or provide advice to members who wish to speak to a younger union representative. Please contact Martyn Gray on email@example.com or YMP@nautilusint.org.