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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.


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
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

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