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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

Statement from the Northern TUC and the Northern Public Services Alliance in response to planned EDL demonstration in North Shields on Saturday August 1 st ‘The North East has strong communities and we value our multiculturalism. We are clear that the economic and social challenges faced by the region will...
29 July 2015
The Wales TUC written responses to consultations are available from this section If you would like to find out more about any of these responses, or other consultations that may not be listed here, please contact the Wales TUC by emailing Wtuc@tuc.org.uk or calling 02920 347010
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
Business in the Community is conducting the largest ever workplace survey of race at work in the UK. They want to hear from 10,000 working ethnic minority people and understand their experience of the UK’s workplaces.
27 July 2015
Dr Debbie Foster of Cardiff University, is collecting information about the activities and profile of Equality Representatives (ERs) in Wales, to better understand your experiences and help Wales TUC (WTUC) identify what additional support might be provided to you. If you consent to participate by completing this questionnaire, we ask...
27 July 2015
Another packed edition of the All Wales Equality Network Newsletter, this edition gives details of meetings, free Wales TUC run courses on becoming a Trade Union Equality Rep along with the most recent updates, news articles and much more.
27 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
A joint initiative by TUC Aid and Disability Aid Abroad (DAA) – Northern Ireland charity - has been successful in raising awareness of employment rights of disabled people in Rwanda and in securing support from local trade unions, East Africa Trade Union Confederation (EATUC) and the Government of Rwanda for...
09 July 2015
More than 30,000 people from more than 250 groups took part in the Pride Parade in London on Saturday 27 June 2015.
03 July 2015