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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.


~~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
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
Download Pay and Parenthood [PDF] An analysis of wage inequality between mums and dads There has been great progress in gender equality over the last few decades; access to education, labour market participation and attitudes towards gender roles have all moved in a direction of greater equality. But inequalities remain,...
25 April 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
On Friday 4 March Polly Toynbee delivered the second Mary Macarthur lecture at the Coronation Club in Blackheath. Prior to the lecture a tour of workplaces in the local area was arranged. Firstly a group of union organisers and members met with Polly to discuss local issues and campaigns. This...
23 March 2016
Key Findings from TUC/IPPR Research - March 2016. IPPR have carried out analysis for the TUC of the pay penalty associated with motherhood. Using the Birth Cohort Study for women and men born in 1970, they compared the weekly earnings of those in full-time work at age 42 who had...
08 March 2016

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