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This eNote aims to raise awareness among union reps of
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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.


The way the monthly labour market figures are constructed understates the shortage of jobs and does so in a way that in particular understates the number of women who want jobs but cannot get them.
28 July 2015
New TUC analysis published today (Tuesday) of Labour Force Survey (LFS) data from the Office for National Statistics finds that the official figures used by government do not give the full picture of all people seeking work. In particular, the number of women seeking work is understated.
28 July 2015
The EHRC's shocking new report shows that many employers are in denial about the scale of pregnancy discrimination in their workplaces.
24 July 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
On the anniversary today (Friday) of the government’s review into survivor benefits in occupational pensions, the TUC is urging ministers to remove one of the last legal hurdles to equality for same-sex couples. Surviving civil partners and same-sex couples are often left thousands of pounds worse off than a widow...
26 June 2015
Download Time off and pay for adoptive parents (PDF) This booklet covers the basic (sometimes called statutory) rights that employers must provide to qualifying adoptive parents who work for them. Your employer may offer better rights than the legal minimum and you need to check your contract of employment or...
15 June 2015
Download Time off and pay for parents having a child through surrogacy (PDF) This booklet covers the basic (sometimes called statutory) rights that employers must provide to intended parents who are having a child through a surrogacy arrangement. Your employer may offer better rights than the legal minimum and you...
08 June 2015
Women's Committee Report to the Women's Conference 2015
22 April 2015
Frances O'Grady talks to Netmums.com about her experience as a mum, and about the impact of changes in the law that will allow mums and dads to share parental leave and pay from April this year. http://www.netmums.com/lifestyle/money-and-debt/shared-parental-leave-your-questions-answered
13 March 2015
Coinciding with World Book Day on March 5th, over 40 people attended the launch of Mary Alys’ book, “Calling Time on Women’s Wasted Potential” Mary wrote the book in her final days, she finished it on the Thursday and passed away on the Saturday, so this book was so very...
12 March 2015

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