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Guidance for unions on how to deal with discrimination against
With growing recognition of the extent of mental health problems
The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) plays a vital role in underpinning union work to tackle discrimination and harassment at work as evidenced by the TUC's response to a government review of the duty.
19 April 2013
Guidance for unions on how to deal with discrimination against disabled workers losing their jobs through failure to count disability-related absence separately from sickness absence, with advice on negotiating a disability leave policy.
06 February 2013
The Struggle for Disability Rights This Disability History Month Event will look at the contribution made by Alf Morris and also look at the continuing campaign for disability rights. Speakers will include Derek Kinrade, acclaimed biographer of Alf Morris, and current campaigners.
13 November 2012
With growing recognition of the extent of mental health problems at work and the continuing prejudice and discrimination faced by workers with mental health issues, the TUC has published a list of resources for union reps and officers to use both in supporting members and in persuading employers to adopt...
10 October 2012
As the struggle to safe the jobs of disabled workers in 36 Remploy factories reaches a climax, this briefing urges unions to offer strong solidarity, and presents arguments and information to support the cause.
22 June 2012
The TUC's annual two-day Disabled Workers' conference will be at Congress House on 30-31 May
28 May 2012
More than 200 delegates will come together at the TUC's annual disability conference in London today (Wednesday) to discuss the potential impact of the new Government on disabled people. Job losses during the recession have so far not impacted disproportionately on disabled people, however a higher proportion of disabled people...
19 May 2010
The TUC today (Friday) is publishing new guidance to help employers and unions support people with mental health problems at work, in advance of the TUC's annual disability conference next week (21 and 22 May).
16 May 2008
The TUC has researched and published a comprehensive review of trade unions' equality structures and activities. The review is the eighth survey of equality in trade unions conducted by SERTUC, which is the TUC region responsible for London, the South East and the East of England. The book, entitled ‘Treading...
12 May 2008
The TUC has called for Londoners to support the formation of a symbolic ‘Ring of Democracy' around City Hall. The event will be held at lunchtime, 28 April, and will express the participant's belief that it is vital to keep the far-right out of London.
25 April 2008