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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 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

There was a great crowd at the ninth annual Reclaim the Night march and rally organised by the Northern TUC Women’s Group on Saturday 21 st November. On a bitterly cold night around 150 supporters turned out to mark the United Nations International Day to End Violence Against Women. A...
27 November 2015
The issue of immigration is never far from the headlines, commentary is often misleading, dangerously simplistic and feeds into a worrying narrative of anti-immigration sentiment. Our Education Workers have noticed this trend in their workshops and are increasingly hearing racist ideas and attitudes expressed towards migrant communities. Our response was...
24 November 2015
Commenting on the latest annual pay statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – which show that the full-time median gender pay gap has fallen by 0.2 percentage points to 9.4% in 2015 (from 9.6% in 2014) – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
18 November 2015
More than 40 years after the Dagenham strikes and the Equal Pay Act, women’s earnings are still considerably lower than men’s – with the “gender pay gap” sitting at 14.2% for full-time workers. This means that women effectively work for free from November 9 th (Equal Pay Day) until January...
16 November 2015
This November is anti-bullying month. The TUC is carrying out new research to find out about the scale and the effects of workplace bullying.
09 November 2015
Analysis by the TUC published today (Monday) on Equal Pay Day reveals that the gap in annual salaries between top-earning women and top-earning men has hit 54.9%.
09 November 2015
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04 November 2015
The first Midlands TUC Equalities Conference was held on Saturday 31st in Birmingham and was attended by just over 100 delegates and Chaired by Kate Hudson, CWU Regional Secretary and Vice-Chair of the Midlands TUC
04 November 2015
November 2015 is the TUC’s third annual Young Workers Month. The TUC Young Workers forum are celebrating the month by looking back at some of the campaign activity from recent years. Watch our short video to recap on some of the events that took place. < > We’ve shown that...
29 October 2015
Equity announce their plans for TUC Young Workers Month 2015: For young members – 30 and under Get fit for Freelancing – 20 Nov, London This workshop will examine the key challenges that most freelances experience at some point or another to help you develop good habits and strategies so...
28 October 2015