Equality Issues

Santander signs up to TUC’s charter for helping terminally ill workers Santander Bank will today (Monday) add its name to a new charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work. Santander is the latest high-profile employer to sign up to the Dying to Work Voluntary Charter, following...
03 October 2016
The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP) has today (Tuesday) tabled a motion to Congress highlighting the problem of sexist dress codes which force women to wear high heels at work.
13 September 2016
Unions exist to represent everyone at work, yet very few young workers are union members. This summary and the full report are intended to help unions in their organising efforts. The TUC looked at the group of young workers who would most benefit from being in a union. We have...
12 September 2016
This morning (Monday), the General Secretary of the TUC, Frances O’Grady, will set out her priorities for working people, and for Brexit, in a keynote speech to the TUC Congress 2016.
12 September 2016
Around one in eight (12%) men and women are forced to stop working before state pension age due to ill-health or disability, according to TUC research published today (Monday).
05 September 2016
Women with young children are nearly a third less likely to be in work than men with children of the same age, according to new TUC analysis published today (Friday).
02 September 2016
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) report by the Women and Equalities Select Committee, which warns of a “shocking” rise in the number of women experiencing pregnancy discrimination at work, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
31 August 2016
The audit provides a rich resource of examples of the approaches unions have taken and the successes they have been able to achieve.
24 August 2016
Commenting on research published today (Tuesday) by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which shows how the gender pay gap grows year-on-year after childbirth, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
23 August 2016
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers are a third more likely to be underemployed than white workers, according to a new TUC report published today (Monday).
22 August 2016

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