Equality and diversity

12 April 2022 14:00 - 17:00

Equality and Diversity Forum

Venue: London (TBC)

Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF)
Tuesday 12 April 2022
Time: 14:00 - 17:00 including main EDF and sub-group meetings
Place: London in person (dependent on pandemic restrictions)

Save the date for the next meeting of the Nautilus Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) which will be held on Tuesday 12 April 2022. Registration and venue details will be published closer to the date.

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 Monday 21 November.

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

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

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 or

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