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This is a toolkit for trade unions, voluntary organisations, community
Ready to use checklist : How gender-sensitive is your workplace?

The TUC campaigns for women's equality in the workplace and in the wider community. Here you can find recent information and materials on the work of the TUC in the following areas:  Abortion Rights; Childcare; Violence Against WomenEqual pay; Parents and Carers; Part Time Workers; Poverty; TUC Women's conference

Gender and Occupational Safety & HealthGender And Occupational Safety And Health section is focussed on a gender-sensitive approach to occupational health and safety and ensuring equal rights to protection for all workers.

Age Immaterial websiteAge Immaterial is a new blog that will provide a platform to highlight and discuss issues affecting working women over 50. We will gather the best campaigners, writers and women of experience to write about key issues facing women over 50 in the work place focusing on five key areas: pay, jobs, discrimination, caring and health. Visit the website

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
A rigid workplace culture is making it difficult for older women to balance their careers with caring responsibilities, leading to decades of low pay at the end of their working lives and poverty in retirement, a TUC report warns today (Thursday).
27 February 2014
Guidance for union representatives on dealing with issues around the menopause
19 February 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
Over 100 women, men, children (and a few four legged friends) gathered at Old Eldon Square in Newcastle City Centre on Saturday 23 rd November to support the seventh annual Reclaim the Night event organised by the Northern TUC Women’s Group. Led by the amazing Bangshees, a Community-based all-women drumming...
26 November 2013
Earlier this year, new research by the Ministry of Justice, Home Office and the Office for National Statistics report that in England and Wales there are an estimated 85,000 rapes every year. Each year an estimated 400,000 women are sexually assaulted and 1 in 5 women (16-59) has experienced some...
25 November 2013
Hundreds of North East women will be coming together on this Saturday evening (23rd November) as part of the region’s Reclaim the Night event in Newcastle, hosted by the Northern TUC. Attendees will be gathering at Old Eldon Square in Newcastle city centre and then walking en masse up Northumberland...
22 November 2013
The UK ranks last in Europe when it comes to giving new parents well-paid leave following the birth of their child, according to a TUC analysis published today (Monday).
18 November 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
TUC handbook for all trade unionists. This fully revised and updated edition takes account of changes in law and the economy since the second edition in 2005. The book is a resource for all trade unionists, but has been designed especially for use on TUC and union courses, containing facts...
06 November 2013