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The TUC, in partnership with Epilepsy Action have produced a
The TUC Charter on international LGBT solidarity spells out the
Guidance for unions on why the Social Model of Disability

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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 2015 Birmingham Pride Parade will be led by the original members of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), who recently returned to public prominence with the film PRIDE. They will also be joined by hundreds of trade unionists from across the Midlands.
22 May 2015
A new TUC report Disability and employment, published today (Friday) looks at the experiences of disabled people in the labour market and finds that they are still at a significant disadvantage compared to other workers.
22 May 2015
A social model study of the employment experiences of disabled people in Great Britain, with a focus on mental illness
22 May 2015
The General Secretary of the TUC, Frances O’Grady, will today (Thursday) address the opening day of the TUC’s annual Disabled Workers’ Conference at Congress House, London. The conference will be attended by 200 disabled trade union delegates and will debate policies and priorities for the TUC on disability issues.
21 May 2015
The TUC's annual two-day Disabled Workers' conference will be at Congress House on 21-22 May Who attends the Disabled Workers' Conference? All affiliated unions are entitled to be represented by a minimum of two delegates, provided always that they have paid the fee prescribed in Rule 3 of the Rules...
15 May 2015
Why the scheme has been set up? The TUC and its affiliate unions have a clear commitment to promote equality for all and to eliminate all forms of harassment, prejudice and unfair discrimination, both within its own structures and through all its activities, including its own employment practices. The TUC...
05 May 2015
Why the scheme has been set up? The TUC and its affiliate unions have a clear commitment to promote equality for all and to eliminate all forms of harassment, prejudice and unfair discrimination, both within its own structures and through all its activities, including its own employment practices. The TUC...
04 May 2015
Women's Committee Report to the Women's Conference 2015
22 April 2015
The TUC, in partnership with Epilepsy Action, is today (Tuesday) publishing Epilepsy in the workplace – a TUC guide, to aid trade union workplace representatives in supporting members with epilepsy. The guide educates trade union members about epilepsy, and provides guidance on reasonable workplace adjustments and making workplaces epilepsy-friendly.
21 April 2015
The TUC, in partnership with Epilepsy Action have produced a new guide for trade unionists on supporting members with epilepsy. The author is a specialist and a trade unionist so this briefing will be an authoritative aid to union reps, officers and members on dealing with the issues facing members...
21 April 2015

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