Equality Issues

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14 February 2017
Sexist dress codes for women in the workplace are still imposed by too many employers and should be punished by law, MPs told the government. According to a report by two parliamentary groups, including the Women and Equalities Committee, laws banning discriminatory dress codes and enshrined in the Equality Act...
30 January 2017
Commenting on a report published today (Thursday) by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
26 January 2017
Commenting on the report on high heels and workplace dress codes published by the Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Committee today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
25 January 2017
By lunchtime on the first Wednesday of 2017, top bosses had already made more money than the typical UK worker will earn all year. And the average pay ratio between FTSE100 CEOs and the average total pay of their employees in 2015 was 129:1. The High Pay Centre’s ‘Fat Cat...
09 January 2017
We have a new survey that is investigating diversity/equality at work. The results will form a very important part of our work on this issue and your voice and experiences in Welsh workplaces would be much appreciated. The survey is bilingual and completely confidential although we will use broad trends...
23 December 2016
Trade unions across Europe have called on employers to work with them to halt domestic violence, at a conference to mark the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Friday).
25 November 2016
Sheffield City Council became the first employer in Yorkshire to sign up to the TUC's charter for helping terminally ill workers on 22 November.
24 November 2016
There will be 16 days of activism from the 25th November - the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – to 10 th December, Human Rights Day. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanise action to end violence...
24 November 2016
Nearly two-thirds (65%) of the union reps responding to the TUC’s 2016 Equality Audit said that disability-related sickness absence was the number one equality issue they dealt with at work. The finding comes from a TUC study published today (Tuesday) on the first day of Disability History Month.
22 November 2016

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