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A guide for workplace representatives There is a higher proportion
A TUC Bargaining Guide. This guide aims to help trade
A chapter form The TUC Workplace Manual.

The TUC campaigns against discrimination at work and in wider society. Unions have always been at the forefront of the drive for equality at work, whether through the struggle for equal pay, through tackling racism or working for equal access to learning and skills. This section will keep you up to date with the latest TUC equality information.

Equality specific TUC Education training programmes are available. To find out more please visit equality training courses

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BECTU members at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton are on strike today (Friday 11 April) as part of their campaign to secure the London Living Wage of £8.80 per hour as a minimum rate of pay. The London Living Wage is the wage rate needed to give a worker in...
11 April 2014
Addressing the several hundred delegates attending the annual TUC black workers’ conference at Congress House later today (Friday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will say: “Across Europe parties of the far right are expecting to make big gains in the elections which are now little more than a month away.
11 April 2014
The TUC Race Relations Committee has published a Charter for Racial Justice in Education. it is intended that the Charter be used as a tool to change the terms of the conversation between educational institutions and communities through the use of lobbying, publicity and local alliances to shame institutions that...
07 April 2014
In the April issue: Fair Pay Fortnight; Action for Rail; Organising Migrant Workers; Working Multiple Jobs; TUC response to BIS Zero Hours Consultations; Budget Submission; Political engagement; Health and Safety; Benefits advice for Cancer Sufferers and Carers; International
03 April 2014
A guide for workplace representatives There is a higher proportion of older people in Britain now than at any time in recent history and it is likely to increase. At present one in every six people is over the age of 65, but by 2033 that is expected to rise...
31 March 2014
The TUC has today (Friday) published the third edition of its guide to dealing with dyslexia in the workplace. Several million working age adults have dyslexia – which can cause problems with performance, organisation of work and time management – with around four per cent of the population seriously affected...
21 March 2014
The TUC with unionlearn and Show Racism the Red Card are hosting the above event as a unique opportunity to learn about racism in the workplace and how to effectively challenge it. The event will be a blend of talks from high profile anti racism campaigners, commentators and trade unionists...
20 March 2014
Most of the best-paid occupations in Britain are ‘no-go’ areas for part-time workers, with fewer than one in seven employees in these top jobs working shorter hours, the TUC warns ahead of its annual women’s conference, which starts later today (Wednesday).
12 March 2014
The Family and Childcare Trust published their annual childcare costs survey last week with the key findings that: • Childcare costs remain the single largest financial burden facing families with young children across the UK. Part-time childcare for a family with two children aged two and five costs 4.7% more...
10 March 2014
This report sets out the findings of the Age Immaterial project, which through labour market analysis, an online survey and specially commissioned polling gathered vital information about the challenges facing older women at work. It provides a set of policy recommendations on areas such as discrimination; the pay gap; caring...
03 March 2014