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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.


By lunchtime on the first Wednesday of 2017, top bosses had already made more money than the typical UK worker will earn all year. And the average pay ratio between FTSE100 CEOs and the average total pay of their employees in 2015 was 129:1. The High Pay Centre’s ‘Fat Cat...
09 January 2017
Trade unions across Europe have called on employers to work with them to halt domestic violence, at a conference to mark the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Friday).
25 November 2016
Women earn £8,504 a year less than men by the time they reach their 50s, according to TUC analysis published today (Friday).
14 October 2016
Download Protection from sexual harassment Protection (PDF) You are protected from sexual harassment in the workplace by the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act 2010 defines sexual harassment as unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which has the purpose or effect of violating someone’s dignity, or creating an intimidating, hostile,...
10 August 2016
While trade unionists have never been in any doubt about the scale of the problem - dealing with cases of sexual harassment in the workplace is the bread and butter work of many union reps – evidence can be hard to come by. This TUC report, based on polling and...
10 August 2016
More than half (52%) of women, and nearly two-thirds (63%) of women aged 18-24 years old, said they have experienced sexual harassment at work, according to a new research from the TUC in collaboration with the Everyday Sexism Project published today (Wednesday).
10 August 2016
~~date Wednesday 29 June 2016 embargo: For Immediate Release GMB President Mary Turner and Ruth Smeeth MP to address 2016 TUC Women Chainmakers’ Festival GMB President, Mary Turner and Ruth Smeeth MP will be among the guest speakers at the 2016 Chainmakers’ Festival this weekend. This year’s festival, to be...
29 June 2016
If the UK votes to leave the EU, the workers’ rights that are currently guaranteed by EU law will be at risk. Equal pay, sex discrimination and maternity rights are unlikely to disappear but they could be eroded over time as the gains made over the last four decades are...
24 May 2016
Brexit risks “turning the clock black decades” on women’s rights, according to a new report published by the TUC today (Tuesday). TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Women have made huge gains in the workplace as a result of EU membership, ranging from protection against pregnancy discrimination to fairer pay,...
24 May 2016
This report outlines 20 ways in which EU law has improved the rights of working women in the UK and it considers the threat to rights if there is a vote to leave.
24 May 2016

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