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In recent decades, the number of people employed on a part-time or temporary basis has grown. These workers have often been marginalised and denied certain rights and benefits. EU law has helped improve their rights at work.
10 May 2016
Commenting on the latest annual pay statistics published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – which show that the full-time median gender pay gap reduced to 9.4 per cent in 2014 (from 10 per cent the year before) – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s good...
19 November 2014
Women working part-time across the North West are struggling on low pay as research published today (Thursday) by the TUC shows that at least a third of women working part time earn less than the living wage. In parts of the North West, the problem is even greater, with nearly...
28 August 2014
Most of the best-paid occupations in Britain are ‘no-go’ areas for part-time workers, with fewer than one in seven employees in these top jobs working shorter hours, the TUC warns ahead of its annual women’s conference, which starts later today (Wednesday).
12 March 2014
The Public Sector Equality Duty is a vital spark in getting public bodies to take equalities seriously – from stamping out sexism and racism, through to ensuring public services reach the most marginalised in society. But it's under threat. Please sign the petition to save it.
05 June 2013
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
The TUC welcomes the government's plan to introduce shared parental leave, but is calling for broader eligibility and better support for parents to overcome the very low levels of take-up predicted.
09 April 2013
Commenting on the annual pay figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
08 December 2010
Commenting on government plans to oppose the extension of fully paid maternity leave to 20 weeks at a meeting of the EU Employment Council (EPSCO) in Brussels today (Monday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
06 December 2010
Deep public spending cuts would lead to heavy job losses for women and substantially reduce their income in retirement, according to a report published today (Wednesday) by the TUC.
10 March 2010