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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.

Equality Audit 2014

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

Equality Audit 2014

The 2014 survey of union structures, policies and services relating to equality, featuring a response rate covering 95 per cent of the TUC’s 5.6 million British trade union members. The results, which can be compared with those from the 2011 audit, provide important reading for all member unions.

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TUC Stephen Lawrence Fundraising Appeal

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New employment tribunal statistics published today (Thursday) show that the new system of charging upfront fees is resulting in a major reduction in claims, says the TUC. The statistics are the third quarterly set of figures since the new fees system was introduced and show that women, low-paid workers, disabled...
11 September 2014
Half of all TUC-affiliated unions are running targeted recruitment campaigns at LGBT workers, an increase from 38 per cent of unions in 2011, according to the 2014 Equality Audit published today (Tuesday).
09 September 2014
10 years ago the TUC setup a biannual equality audit. This was in response to the findings of its own Stephen Lawrence task group. The aim of the audit was to ensure unions were doing all they could to promote equality and eliminate harassment, prejudice and discrimination in the workplace...
09 September 2014
A new report published today (Wednesday) – commissioned by the TUC from London Metropolitan University – exposes the impact on LGBT services of the government’s austerity measures. Staying Alive: The Impact of Austerity Cuts on the LGBT Voluntary and Community Sector in England and Wales is the first major investigation...
03 September 2014
This is an exclusive article written by Patrick Strudwick in the Society pages of the Guardian newspaper. A new report Staying Alive: The Impact of Austerity Cuts on the LGBT Voluntary and Community Sector in England and Wales commissioned by the TUC from London Metropolitan University – exposes the impact...
03 September 2014
This is a TUC Funded Research Report by London Metropolitan University. In the context of the austerity cuts the LGBT VCS has been affected by changes in the levels of local government funding, and by welfare, health service and education reform. The cuts and reforms are ongoing and the full...
03 September 2014
On Thursday 28 August, the TUC signed a renewed co-operation protocol with the General Confederation of the Portuguese Workers (CGTP-IN), to help Portuguese-speaking migrant workers in the UK join unions and claim their rights at work. Full details and copies of the Protocol in English and Portuguese are available HERE...
01 September 2014
Women working part-time across the North West are struggling on low pay as research published today (Thursday) by the TUC shows that at least a third of women working part time earn less than the living wage. In parts of the North West, the problem is even greater, with nearly...
28 August 2014
The majority of women working part-time in Flintshire earn less than the living wage – the highest proportion in Wales and the ninth highest in Britain – according to research published today (Thursday) by Wales TUC. Today (28 August, which marks two-thirds of the way through 2014) is effectively the...
28 August 2014
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

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