May 17 - International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Celebrated with GGR Rally

idahoDuring this morning’s International Day Against Homophobia Rally, organized by the GGR, Minister Sacramento highlighted her position as the first Minister for Equality in a Gibraltarian Government. The event saw live music performed by Sista Dee and Keiron Lynch and boasted an impressive attendance, with Union leaders, Opposition members, RGP Commissioner Eddie Yome, members of the PDP and Chief Minister Fabian Picardo joining the speakers on the platform.

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May 17 - Unite Sees 100% Vote in Favour of Elderly Services Parity with GHA

uniteOver the course of 2 days, Unite the Union members within Elderly Services have participated in a ballot regarding the re-establishment of the parity that had previously existed with regards to the GHA, insofar as salary, terms and conditions.

This afternoon a ballot count, overseen by Steven Sanchez LLB from Kenneth Navas Barristers and Solicitors, resulted in a unanimous decision to accept the proposals that had been presented by the Government to the Elderly Services workforce, following negotiations with Unite the Union. 99% of unionised staff voted in the ballot, 100% of the votes resulted in the acceptance of the proposals. As a consequence of the negotiations Unite membership rose by 26%.

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May 17 - What You Can and Can't Ask the British Consulate

foreign officeIn a rather amusing press statement released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office today, a number of particularly bizarre requests made by British holiday makers have been outlined in a bid to educate the public on what they can and cannot ask the British Consulate when holidaying abroad. Some of the more comical requests include on Brit asking the FCO staff in Rome, whether they could translate a phrase for a tattoo that he wanted. A tourist in Tel Aviv questioned whether consular staff could order her husband to get fit and eat healthily so that they could have children, another man in Stockholm asked consular staff to check the credentials of a woman whom he had met online.

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May 16 - Luce Foundation Youngsters on Med Steps Outing

luce foundationA number of teenagers participating in this year’s Luce Foundation Programme last week trekked up Mediterranean Steps with Rebecca Figueras of the Youth Service. The outing incorporated team building and familiarisation with the aim of developing and improving relationships between peers and youth workers involved. Trevor Garcia of Bayside School, along with RGP Officers Kenny Kamara and Dani Wink accompanied the group on their hike.

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