FRONTLINE recycling staff have been showing their support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by donning rainbow laces.

Cheshire West and Chester Council employees joined their partners Kier, HW Martin Waste Ltd and FCC to wear the laces as part of Stonewall’s campaign for LGBT equality.

By wearing the laces, the team are following in the footsteps of sports stars who also showed their support for Stonewall’s campaign.

Cllr Karen Shore, cabinet member for environment, said: “We are proud to support this national campaign. As an organisation we have the power to influence a change in people’s attitudes.

“We work with our staff and partners to support individuals to become LGBT role models both at work and at home.

“We want to give people the courage to challenge homophobic, biphobic and transphobic views, and celebrate the benefits that an equal and inclusive society can deliver to organisations, business and individuals by allowing everyone to realise their potential.”

The council is already a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, and supports LGBT colleagues through its ‘LGBT Friends’ initiative, which supports LGBT staff to feel included and more comfortable at work.

Staff from Kier, HW Martin Waste Ltd and FCC have fully supported this campaign as it supports their own equality and diversity commitments.

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