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The TUC Charter on international LGBT solidarity spells out the
Guidance for unions on why the Social Model of Disability
The TUC is encouraging trade unions to collectively challenge the

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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


The number of black and Asian workers in low-paid jobs increased by 12.7 per cent between 2011 and 2014, according to a new report published today (Friday) to mark the beginning of the TUC’s annual Black Workers’ Conference.
17 April 2015
Our Lives: challenging attitudes to poverty in 2015 is a report about poverty in modern Britain, launched on 17 April by an independent group of women authors, including TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady. The report responds to Bob Holman's challenge to update the Our Towns poverty report published in 1943...
17 April 2015
The 2015 Wales TUC Equality Briefing promises to be an exciting event which gives you the most current information on equality issues in Wales and how they affect Trade Unionists.
15 April 2015
Another packed edition of the All Wales Equality Network Newsletter, this edition gives details of meetings, free Wales TUC run courses on becoming a Trade Union Equality Rep along with the most recent updates, news articles and much more.
15 April 2015
Another packed edition of the All Wales Equality Network Newsletter, this edition gives details of meetings, free Wales TUC run courses on becoming a Trade Union Equality Rep along with the most recent updates, news articles and much more.
15 April 2015
Another packed edition of the All Wales Equality Network Newsletter, this edition gives details of meetings, free Wales TUC run courses on becoming a Trade Union Equality Rep along with the most recent updates, news articles and much more.
15 April 2015
Have Coalition government policies made life easier or harder for disabled workers? A study being undertaken by the Public Interest Research Unit, for Disabled People Against the cuts (DPAC), aims to help find out. If you think that you might be willing to participate, please take the online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Public-Interest-Research-Unit-survey...
09 April 2015
*/ Introduction Trade unions are required by law to offer the same service to disabled as to non-disabled members. Frequently, this will involve offering information and services in alternative formats, in order that all members are able to access them, and ensuring that meetings and venues are fully accessible to...
30 March 2015
Government reforms and austerity measures are endangering the education of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), says a new report published today (Monday) by the TUC.
30 March 2015
The purpose of the Charter is to establish the principles on the basis of which trade unions should operate to protect and advance the rights to equality of LGBT people everywhere.
27 March 2015

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