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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.

There was a great crowd at the ninth annual Reclaim the Night march and rally organised by the Northern TUC Women’s Group on Saturday 21 st November. On a bitterly cold night around 150 supporters turned out to mark the United Nations International Day to End Violence Against Women. A...
27 November 2015
More than 40 years after the Dagenham strikes and the Equal Pay Act, women’s earnings are still considerably lower than men’s – with the “gender pay gap” sitting at 14.2% for full-time workers. This means that women effectively work for free from November 9 th (Equal Pay Day) until January...
16 November 2015
Responding to a government announcement today (Sunday) that firms will be forced to include bonus payments when they publish details of the pay gap between men and women employees and that gender pay gap reporting will also be extended to the public sector, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Publishing...
25 October 2015
TUC response to GEO consultation
14 October 2015
date: 28 August 2015 embargo : 00.01hrs Wednesday 2 September In some parts of the UK over three-quarters of women working part-time earn less than the Living Wage, according to new analysis published today (Wednesday) by the TUC to mark Part-time Equal Pay Day. The analysis of official figures shows...
02 September 2015
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