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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.


New mums in UK receive just 6 weeks of decently-paid maternity leave - Only mothers in Ireland and Slovakia have worse decently-paid entitlement - Croatia tops table with 6 months’ decently-paid leave UK mums get one of the lowest amounts of decently-paid maternity leave in Europe, according to new TUC...
24 March 2017
Frances O'Grady's speech to TUC Women's Conference 2017​, 8- 10 March, Congress House, London.
09 March 2017
- Women’s Pay Day – the day the average woman starts getting paid compared to the average man – is on Tuesday (7 March) - Women effectively work for free for 66 days compared to men - But in some jobs women have to wait until April or even May...
03 March 2017
Commenting on the government’s response to the Women and Equality Select Committee’s report on the gender pay gap published today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
21 February 2017
Commenting on the report on high heels and workplace dress codes published by the Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Committee today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
25 January 2017
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

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