The TUC campaigns for women's equality in the workplace and in the wider community. Here you can find recent information and materials on the work of the TUC in the following areas:  Abortion Rights; Childcare; Violence Against WomenEqual pay; Parents and Carers; Part Time Workers; Poverty; TUC Women's conference

Gender and Occupational Safety & HealthGender And Occupational Safety And Health section is focussed on a gender-sensitive approach to occupational health and safety and ensuring equal rights to protection for all workers.


The Impact on Women of Recession and Austerity

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This report looks at how women have fared through recession and austerity. It finds that while progress on some headline measures of gender equality has continued – the employment and pay gap have continued to narrow, for example – some women are facing new hardships and barriers to equality.

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Women and Casualisation: Women's experiences of job insecurity

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These twelve case studies show how the growth of temporary and insecure jobs is causing problems for many women trying to reconcile variable hours with caring responsibilities, and how fluctuating pay disrupts in-work benefits.

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Catch of the Day: Hull fish packers win equal pay (1984)

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This filmed interview on DVD is part of the TUC Equal Pay Archive – Recording Women’s Voices series. It comes in a pack which also includes a leaflet, a postcard, and a set of notes.

The DVD can also be bought as part The TUC Equal Pay oral history archive set which consists of eight filmed interviews with women and union reps who have won important equal pay victories in the last 50 years 

Full version available (duration: 77 mins. 34 secs.)

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Just Desserts: Yorkshire Dinner Ladies win back equal pay (1990)

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Stock Code: ER232

This filmed interview on DVD is part of the TUC Equal Pay Archive – Recording Women’s Voices series. It comes in a pack which also includes a leaflet, a postcard, and a set of notes.

The DVD can also be bought as part The TUC Equal Pay oral history archive set which consists of eight filmed interviews with women and union reps who have won important equal pay victories in the last 50 years 

Available as the full version (duration 49 mins. 22 secs.)

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Age Immaterial: Women over 50 in the workplace - a TUC report

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Stock Code: ER278

This report sets out the findings of the Age Immaterial project, which through labour market analysis, an online survey and specially commissioned polling gathered vital information about the challenges facing older women at work. It provides a set of policy recommendations on areas such as discrimination; the pay gap; caring and working; and health and training.

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