Equality Issues

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
Download TUC gender checklist (PDF) Introduction People come in all shapes and when it comes to health and safety the “one size fits all” approach just does not apply. Nowhere is that clearer than when we are looking at gender. Considering gender in health and safety is a very real...
21 April 2017
An interim report about the experiences of Black and minority ethnic workers in the workplace. Let’s talk about racism - report Executive Summary Trade unions have a long history of opposing racism and discrimination in the workplace. In recent years, though, the debate has narrowed to focus only on access...
07 April 2017
New opinion polling released today (Friday) by Opinium Research shows the majority of ethnic minority people in the UK (52%) think the UK has become less tolerant since the Brexit vote.
07 April 2017
Commenting on the second-year anniversary of the introduction of shared parental leave today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
05 April 2017
MARY MACARTHUR LECTURE Ros Wynne Jones 17 March 2017 First of all I would like to thank you for having me here today. Thank you for coming out on St Patrick’s Day. Since January, as well as writing the Real Britain column at the Daily Mirror I have also been...
31 March 2017
Commenting on legislation introduced today (Friday) that means organisations with 250 or more employees will have to publish information about the difference between average male and female earnings, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
31 March 2017
UPDATE: Please note that the figures for Slovakia are now out of date. They no longer appear at the bottom of the table. New mums in UK receive just 6 weeks of decently-paid maternity leave - Only mothers in Ireland and Slovakia have worse decently-paid entitlement - Croatia tops table...
24 March 2017
Over a third (34%) of Black, Asian or minority ethnic people (BAME) witnessed or experienced racial abuse in the seven months following the Brexit vote in June 2016, a TUC poll has found.
17 March 2017

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