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The TUC campaigns against discrimination at work and in wider society. Unions have always been at the forefront of the drive for equality at work, whether through the struggle for equal pay, through tackling racism or working for equal access to learning and skills. This section will keep you up to date with the latest TUC equality information.

Equality specific TUC Education training programmes are available. To find out more please visit equality training courses

Equality Audit 2014

The 2014 survey of union structures, policies and services relating to equality, featuring a response rate covering 95 per cent of the TUC’s 5.6 million British trade union members. The results, which can be compared with those from the 2011 audit, provide important reading for all member unions. Visit Equality Audit 2014 page

The TUC will today (Thursday) call for a better pensions deal for women at its annual Pensions Conference in London. The event, entitled “Freedom pass: where now for workplace pensions?”, will be attended by leading figures in the pensions world and feature a keynote address from Baroness Ros Altmann, Minister...
04 February 2016
The Yorkshire and Humber TUC Women’s Forum are pleased to invite you to join us in celebrating International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March 2016 at the Park Plaza Hotel, Leeds. Please fill out the attached application form to secure your place. The focus this year will be on women’s...
03 February 2016
Black workers with degrees earn 23.1% less on average than white workers with degrees, according to new analysis published by the TUC.
01 February 2016
The TUC in conjunction with the Professional Footballers’ Association has today (Monday) published new guidance for tackling homophobia in football.
01 February 2016
To find out the latest from the TUC Young Workers forum download the bulletin below. This bulletin contains updates from the most recent meeting in London on 16th January 2016
25 January 2016
TUC Aid – development arm of the British trade movement – is continuing its support for the promotion of human and employment rights of disabled people in East Africa.
15 January 2016
SERTUC was proud to visit the BMA picket line outside St Thomas’ hospital this morning to offer solidarity greetings and support to BMA members taking strike action to defend safety standards in the NHS.
12 January 2016
Responding to news that the government has made a u-turn on its decision to drop feminism from the A-level politics syllabus, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
12 January 2016
With nearly half of disabled people not in work, the TUC has today (Thursday) published its manifesto to promote equality for disabled people and challenge discrimination against them. The Labour Force Survey reveals that just 48% of disabled people are currently in employment compared to 79% of non-disabled people. This...
07 January 2016
On 7 January 2016 the TUC launched its Manifesto for Disability Equality (pdf) The TUC announced the launch in the press release TUC calls for practical action to implement disabiilty equality in new manifesto . The Manifesto is about recognising Britain’s ten million disabled people as citizens with equal rights...
05 January 2016