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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.

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18 July 2014
Trade unions have pressed for equalisation of survivor benefits for decades. Successive governments have recognised that discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation is wrong and have legislated to stop it occurring. But by failing to fully backdate the entitlement to equal survivor pensions such discrimination will continue for some...
02 July 2014
In just a generation, there has been a profound change in attitudes and culture on sexuality and transgender. Of course, all too often ‘gay’ is still thrown round as a casual term of abuse in schools, and homophobic bullying has found a new outlet online and in social media. But...
01 July 2014
From today (Monday) all employees who’ve been in their jobs for more than half a year have the right to ask their employers if they can work flexibly.
30 June 2014
Commenting on a report published today (Thursday) by the government – which estimates that more than one in four defined benefit schemes in the private sector discriminate against same-sex couples – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
26 June 2014
Speaking to delegates attending the annual TUC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Conference later today (Thursday), TUC Assistant General Secretary, Paul Nowak, said:
26 June 2014
Some widowers, surviving civil partners and same-sex spouses receive a lot less each year than widows just because of their gender and/or sexual orientation.
20 June 2014
Same-sex couples have been able to marry in England and Wales since the end of March – a right currently denied to LGBT people living in Jersey.
20 June 2014
Unite the union, the NUT and Prospect are working together with the South West TUC to promote National Women in Engineering Day....
19 June 2014
We are proud once again to be sponsoring the TUC-Unionlearn Award This award is about giving the work of affiliated trade union officers, activists and members a platform to demonstrate how valuable their contribution is to the equality and diversity agenda. The winner of this award will be the Union...
06 June 2014

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