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The TUC has produced a series of films about the fight for equal pay. They include oral history interviews with women and union representatives involved in some of the major equal pay cases since 1968. The films were made by two well-known film directors, Sarah Boston and Jenny Morgan, and jointly funded by the TUC, the Wainwright Trust and the European Social Fund.

Both the short and long versions of all the films, plus a longer film on the history of the fight for equal pay - The Equal Pay Story : scenes from a turbulent history - are available on DVD from the TUC online shop .

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
Fathers working full-time get paid a fifth more than men with similar jobs who don’t have children, according to a new report published by the TUC today (Monday).
25 April 2016
Young women with vocational qualifications earn 15% less than men with comparable qualifications, according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Saturday) to mark the start of its annual young workers’ conference.
11 April 2016
The TUC will today (Thursday) call for a better pensions deal for women at its annual Pensions Conference in London. The event, entitled “Freedom pass: where now for workplace pensions?”, will be attended by leading figures in the pensions world and feature a keynote address from Baroness Ros Altmann, Minister...
04 February 2016
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
Responding to a government announcement today (Sunday) that firms will be forced to include bonus payments when they publish details of the pay gap between men and women employees and that gender pay gap reporting will also be extended to the public sector, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Publishing...
25 October 2015
TUC response to GEO consultation
14 October 2015
29 August 2015 Commenting on research published today (Saturday) by the Press Association, which shows that women earn over £1,000 more than men in their twenties but then start earning far less as soon as they get into their thirties, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We all expect our...
29 August 2015
Commenting on the report published today (Tuesday) by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and wage analysts XpertHR which highlights the continuing gender pay gap, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The UK will never really address the problem of unequal pay until there are systems in place to expose and...
25 August 2015
Responding to the announcement by the government today (Tuesday) that large firms could be forced to reveal the difference between the average earnings of male and female staff, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Publishing information on gender pay gaps is a good start. But it is just that –...
14 July 2015