equality

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equality

The state of being equal in terms of opportunities, rights and status, and access to health and social care services and employment opportunities in the UK. Equality is a fundamental responsibility of the Department of Health, which implements policy and legislation to improve relations and safeguard human rights across care sectors.
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Tania Shillam Press Officer, Government Equalities Office
Speaking at the Trade Union Equality Reps Conference being held tomorrow (24 June 2008), Diana Holland, Unite's Assistant General Secretary for Equalities & Organising said:
This will allow the Further Education (FE) system an opportunity to deliver sustainable change in the equalities area.
Equalities Minister Jane Hutt says warm words are not enough to win change