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The TUC has produced a series of films about the fight for equal pay. They include oral history interviews with women and union representatives involved in some of the major equal pay cases since 1968. The films were made by two well-known film directors, Sarah Boston and Jenny Morgan, and jointly funded by the TUC, the Wainwright Trust and the European Social Fund.

Both the short and long versions of all the films shown on the website, plus a longer film on the history of the fight for equal pay - The Equal Pay Story : scenes from a turbulent history - are available on DVD from TUC Publications.
The majority of women working part-time earn less than the living wage in over 50 local authority areas across Britain, according to research published today (Thursday) by the TUC.
28 August 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
Commenting on the latest annual pay statistics published today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which show that the full-time gender pay gap increased to 15.7 per cent in 2013 (up from 14.8 per cent the year before), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
12 December 2013
Women working full-time still earn almost £5,000 a year less than men, though the pay gap in some jobs is three times bigger, according to a TUC analysis of official figures published to mark Equal Pay Day today (Thursday).
07 November 2013
The proportion of young women doing low-paid, low-skill jobs has trebled over the last 20 years, according to new TUC-commissioned research published today (Friday).
01 November 2013
Next Thursday (7 November) is Equal Pay Day – the day on which women effectively stop being paid for the year because of the gender pay gap.
30 October 2013
The new powers under the Equality Act to order equal pay audits are welcome, but will only ever apply to a handful of employers, and only after the law has already been breached, says the TUC in its response to a government consultation.
23 July 2013
The Public Sector Equality Duty is a vital spark in getting public bodies to take equalities seriously – from stamping out sexism and racism, through to ensuring public services reach the most marginalised in society. But it's under threat. Please sign the petition to save it.
05 June 2013
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
It is difficult to discover any logical, non-religious explanation for the decision by the General Synod last week to deny the right of women to become Bishops. Arguments, such as they are, date back to Jesus' choice of twelve male disciples, the deliberate gender segregation in Christianity, establishing ‘God as...
26 November 2012