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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

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.
02 July 2015
Frances O'Grady's speech to TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference 2015​, 21 - 22 May 2015, at Congress House, London. Thanks Sean [McGovern] for those words of introduction. And thanks for all your hard work on the disabled workers committee, on the General Council and of course with Unite. Conference, Sean has...
01 July 2015
TUC Disabled Workers' Conference 2015 took place on 21-22 May at Congress House, London. Find below the report of the conference.
01 July 2015
The TUC is today (Wednesday) reminding parents of school age children that they now have access to unpaid parental leave that could help them to secure time off work during the school holidays.
01 July 2015
On the anniversary today (Friday) of the government’s review into survivor benefits in occupational pensions, the TUC is urging ministers to remove one of the last legal hurdles to equality for same-sex couples. Surviving civil partners and same-sex couples are often left thousands of pounds worse off than a widow...
26 June 2015
A new report, Disability and Employment, shows that disabled people consistently fare worse in employment than non-disabled people.
18 June 2015
Download Time off and pay for adoptive parents (PDF) This booklet covers the basic (sometimes called statutory) rights that employers must provide to qualifying adoptive parents who work for them. Your employer may offer better rights than the legal minimum and you need to check your contract of employment or...
15 June 2015
We are proud once again to be sponsoring the TUC-Unionlearn Award. This award is about giving the work of affiliated trade union officers, activists and members a platform to demonstrate how valuable their contribution is to the equality and diversity agenda. The winner of this award will be the Union...
09 June 2015
Commenting on figures published today (Tuesday) from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, which shows that graduates are typically earning more than £1,000 less now than five years ago, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “While university leavers are still better paid and more likely to have a job...
09 June 2015
Download Time off and pay for parents having a child through surrogacy (PDF) This booklet covers the basic (sometimes called statutory) rights that employers must provide to intended parents who are having a child through a surrogacy arrangement. Your employer may offer better rights than the legal minimum and you...
08 June 2015