Equality Issues

Share this page

Activist Resources

​Unions have a crucial role in ensuring that all workers
The government review into survivor benefits estimated that 27 per
The TUC works with allies to challenge homophobia and transphobia

Equality banner

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 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. Visit Equality Audit 2014 page


Every November, our Young Workers Forum runs the TUC's Young Workers Month. It is an opportunity for unions to reach out to young people and show them what unions can do for them, as well as supporting young members to run campaigns that are important to them.
16 September 2016
The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP) has today (Tuesday) tabled a motion to Congress highlighting the problem of sexist dress codes which force women to wear high heels at work.
13 September 2016
Unions exist to represent everyone at work, yet very few young workers are union members. This summary and the full report are intended to help unions in their organising efforts. The TUC looked at the group of young workers who would most benefit from being in a union. We have...
12 September 2016
This morning (Monday), the General Secretary of the TUC, Frances O’Grady, will set out her priorities for working people, and for Brexit, in a keynote speech to the TUC Congress 2016.
12 September 2016
Around one in eight (12%) men and women are forced to stop working before state pension age due to ill-health or disability, according to TUC research published today (Monday).
05 September 2016
Women with young children are nearly a third less likely to be in work than men with children of the same age, according to new TUC analysis published today (Friday).
02 September 2016
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) report by the Women and Equalities Select Committee, which warns of a “shocking” rise in the number of women experiencing pregnancy discrimination at work, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
31 August 2016
The audit provides a rich resource of examples of the approaches unions have taken and the successes they have been able to achieve.
24 August 2016
Commenting on research published today (Tuesday) by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which shows how the gender pay gap grows year-on-year after childbirth, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
23 August 2016
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers are a third more likely to be underemployed than white workers, according to a new TUC report published today (Monday).
22 August 2016

Pages