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Greater London Authority fails to make Stonewall Workplace Equality Index for fourth year running

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  1. Stonewall didn't support gay marriage until forced 17 Jan 2013, 5:28pm

    Pay a bigger bribe next time then? Erm sorry, I mean, “be sure to pay the diversity fee and a donation”, lest you be branded homophobes.

  2. Terry Stewart 17 Jan 2013, 6:05pm

    The GLA should count themselves lucky, considering who did win. Accenture, which is one of the most corrupt companies around.

    Stonewall UK awards Accenture with Best Employer award. So who is Accenture?

    Accenture To Settle US Corruption Case
    Accenture is to pay £40m to settle a case involving kickbacks and the US government
    IT integration and consulting firm Accenture on 12 September agreed to pay a fine of $63.7 million (£40m) to settle a US Department of Justice lawsuit charging that it accepted kickbacks from IT companies in exchange for good recommendations to federal agencies looking for new technology.

    The DOJ, which has been on the warpath with several IT companies for five years on cases of this nature, stated in court documents that as a result of these kickbacks, Accenture caused a high number of false claims to be submitted during the procurement process for IT contracts with US government agencies.

    1. Secret of successful fundraising for self-serving Fat Cat charities:-

      “Never let blatant fraud or rumours of corruption and financial mismanagement ever get in the way of a nice fat donation, eh chaps?!”

  3. Terry Stewart 17 Jan 2013, 6:10pm

    With regards to Accenture’s award, I suppose the slogan “Some companies are corrupt. Get over it” might be appropriate

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 17 Jan 2013, 6:29pm

    So that’s what StonewallUK has been so preoccupied with. No time of course to say something about the hateful rhetoric coming from the religious nutters against equal marriage, including the RC bunch of clerics, Tory MPs, UKIP and the BBC going out of its way to give the bigots carte blanche to rant and spew their pack of lies unchallenged. I don’t give a toss about Accenture. Equal marriage is far more important.

  5. Oh dear, wasn’t the GLA’s offer of remuneration big enough, then?

  6. GingerlyColors 18 Jan 2013, 7:06am

    As I don’t work for the Greater London Authority, whether or not they make Stonewall’s Equality Index will not affect me personally. I would rather see the place I work for make the Index as would everybody else on this site would like to see their workplaces be recognised for being LGBT friendly.

    1. stephen golden 23 Jan 2013, 9:41pm

      I have to point out, as the Head of Equality for TfL, that the inference of this article is that TfL did not make the top 100. We chose not to take part this year for a number of reasons. The most important being the fact that the detailed submission required to take part in the Stonewall index, needed to be completed and submitted during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which was not feasiblie. Stonewall were made aware of this. We also decided that having recently been rated as excellent under the equality framework for local government (the largest and most complex organisation to have achieved this’), it was hard to see what additional benefit taking part on the workplce index would bring. TfL is still one of the best places for people to work and our LGBT staff network group works hard to make sure we live up to our promises. TfL also has won recognition for promoting equality for Gay and Lesbian workplace rights within companies who supply services for us.

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