Equality Issues

- More than 157,000 new fathers did not qualify for paternity leave or pay last year - TUC calls on new government to give new dads better paternity leave and pay entitlements
18 June 2017
Download Insecure work and Ethnicity report (PDF) In December 2016 the TUC published a new report, Living on the edge, looking at the extent of insecure work in Britain today. The report found that there are 3.2 million people who face insecurity in work in the UK, either because they...
02 June 2017
Black, Asian and minority ethnic workers are over a third more likely than white workers to be stuck in temporary or zero-hours work, according to a new TUC report released today (Friday).
02 June 2017
This TUC guide is for trade union reps to bargain for accessible apprenticeship policies in the workplace. It sets out the current economic situation for disabled people, the barriers disabled people face, government initiatives to support disabled workers and provides a checklist for reps. The guide also provides good practise...
23 May 2017
This report looks at the employment of disabled people and in particular examines the employment of people with depression and mental illness. Disability is not just a barrier to getting employment. Some people may become disabled while they are at work, which may require adaptations to their job. And some...
18 May 2017
Only 1 in 4 (26.2%) people with a mental illness or phobia lasting for 12 months or more are in work, according to a report published by the TUC to coincide with its Disabled Workers’ Conference today (Thursday). The TUC is concerned that this suggests employers are failing to make...
18 May 2017
On Saturday April 29th 2017, the Nottingham Trade Union Education Centre, part of Central College Nottingham, hosted a one day course for trade unionists on the issue of Domestic Violence. The event was designed and organised by TUC tutor Helen Nolan and was open to reps and members of any...
04 May 2017
Download A TUC guide on gender in occupational safety and health (PDF) Introduction Unions are committed to improving the working lives and conditions of all workers. Pressing for healthy, safe workplaces for everyone is part and parcel of the union representative’s role. Being aware of the issues relating to gender...
21 April 2017
Young workers should have a voice Our report “I Feel Like I Can’t Change Anything” sets out TUC new research with young workers to find future models of trade unionism. Young workers in the private sector are currently furthest from benefiting from trade unions. We need to consider new ways...
21 April 2017
Commenting on the announcement today (Friday) that the government will issue new guidance to improve compliance with laws that ban sexist dress codes at work, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is a welcome step towards getting rid of sexist dress codes in the workplace. But the new guidance...
21 April 2017

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