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Guidance for unions on how to deal with discrimination against
With growing recognition of the extent of mental health problems
Responding to comments made at the Conservative Party Conference by Welfare Reform Minister Lord Freud – which were revealed today (Wednesday) during Prime Minister’s Questions – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Wherever they work and whoever they work for, disabled people are entitled to equal pay. “Instead of opening...
15 October 2014
The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) plays a vital role in underpinning union work to tackle discrimination and harassment at work as evidenced by the TUC's response to a government review of the duty.
19 April 2013
Guidance for unions on how to deal with discrimination against disabled workers losing their jobs through failure to count disability-related absence separately from sickness absence, with advice on negotiating a disability leave policy.
06 February 2013
The Struggle for Disability Rights This Disability History Month Event will look at the contribution made by Alf Morris and also look at the continuing campaign for disability rights. Speakers will include Derek Kinrade, acclaimed biographer of Alf Morris, and current campaigners.
13 November 2012
With growing recognition of the extent of mental health problems at work and the continuing prejudice and discrimination faced by workers with mental health issues, the TUC has published a list of resources for union reps and officers to use both in supporting members and in persuading employers to adopt...
10 October 2012
As the struggle to safe the jobs of disabled workers in 36 Remploy factories reaches a climax, this briefing urges unions to offer strong solidarity, and presents arguments and information to support the cause.
22 June 2012
Responding to the Life Opportunities Survey published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today (Thursday) TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “The government must take this report very seriously. It confirms that disabled people are excluded from jobs not through any failings of their own, but because of the...
09 December 2010
The TUC will hold a seminar in London on Thursday (25 November) on the impact of the cuts on disabled people.
22 November 2010
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: 'Today's figure shows that the economy is still in a very difficult place. While the better than expected figures for manufacturing are good news, the rest of the economy is still very fragile. 'The finance sector crash did huge damage to the UK economy,...
23 April 2010
Commenting on Government plans announced today (Wednesday) for new carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities and the news that Yorkshire and the Humber is to be the UK's first low carbon economic area, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
17 March 2010