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The government review into survivor benefits estimated that 27 per
The TUC works with allies to challenge homophobia and transphobia

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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


Applications for this year’s North East Equality Awards are OPEN . Application forms for all categories can be found at http://www.equality-ne.co.uk/projects/awards/2016 The TUC believes that everyone should have fair and equal treatment to help develop his or her potential, free from discrimination, and that life chances of all people can...
25 July 2016
Information and arguments for workers in the North East and Cumbria
05 July 2016
~~date Wednesday 29 June 2016 embargo: For Immediate Release GMB President Mary Turner and Ruth Smeeth MP to address 2016 TUC Women Chainmakers’ Festival GMB President, Mary Turner and Ruth Smeeth MP will be among the guest speakers at the 2016 Chainmakers’ Festival this weekend. This year’s festival, to be...
29 June 2016
Many vital rights at work in the UK are derived from EU law, guaranteeing things like paid leave entitlements, protections from being forced to work excessive hours, discrimination protections and rights for working mums-to-be. Following the UK vote to leave the European Union, we now have to decide what happens...
27 June 2016
Speaking at Pride in London today (Saturday) TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will call on communities to show respect, tolerance and compassion as the struggle to achieve equality continues.
25 June 2016
TUC Aid project update on supporting the promotion of human and employment rights of disabled people in East Africa.
23 June 2016
SERTUC visited the NUJ picket line this morning, outside the BBC studios on Millbank, a short distance from the Houses of Parliament, to offer our best wishes and solidarity greetings to NUJ members who are on strike
15 June 2016
"I was 16 years old and living at home when I came out as gay to my Mum and her boyfriend. He said I was disgusting. He told me I'd be a bad influence on my sisters. He wanted me to leave. He said to my Mum that she had...
07 June 2016
Unionlearn celebrates its 10th Birthday with its biggest and best annual conference on 4 July 2016
25 May 2016
If the UK votes to leave the EU, the workers’ rights that are currently guaranteed by EU law will be at risk. Equal pay, sex discrimination and maternity rights are unlikely to disappear but they could be eroded over time as the gains made over the last four decades are...
24 May 2016

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