Equality Issues

Applications for this year’s North East Equality Awards are OPEN . Application forms for all categories can be found at http://www.equality-ne.co.uk/projects/awards/2016 The TUC believes that everyone should have fair and equal treatment to help develop his or her potential, free from discrimination, and that life chances of all people can...
25 July 2016
Information and arguments for workers in the North East and Cumbria
05 July 2016
~~date Wednesday 29 June 2016 embargo: For Immediate Release GMB President Mary Turner and Ruth Smeeth MP to address 2016 TUC Women Chainmakers’ Festival GMB President, Mary Turner and Ruth Smeeth MP will be among the guest speakers at the 2016 Chainmakers’ Festival this weekend. This year’s festival, to be...
29 June 2016
Many vital rights at work in the UK are derived from EU law, guaranteeing things like paid leave entitlements, protections from being forced to work excessive hours, discrimination protections and rights for working mums-to-be. Following the UK vote to leave the European Union, we now have to decide what happens...
27 June 2016
Speaking at Pride in London today (Saturday) TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will call on communities to show respect, tolerance and compassion as the struggle to achieve equality continues.
25 June 2016
SERTUC visited the NUJ picket line this morning, outside the BBC studios on Millbank, a short distance from the Houses of Parliament, to offer our best wishes and solidarity greetings to NUJ members who are on strike
15 June 2016
"I was 16 years old and living at home when I came out as gay to my Mum and her boyfriend. He said I was disgusting. He told me I'd be a bad influence on my sisters. He wanted me to leave. He said to my Mum that she had...
07 June 2016
If the UK votes to leave the EU, the workers’ rights that are currently guaranteed by EU law will be at risk. Equal pay, sex discrimination and maternity rights are unlikely to disappear but they could be eroded over time as the gains made over the last four decades are...
24 May 2016
Brexit risks “turning the clock black decades” on women’s rights, according to a new report published by the TUC today (Tuesday). TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Women have made huge gains in the workplace as a result of EU membership, ranging from protection against pregnancy discrimination to fairer pay,...
24 May 2016
This report outlines 20 ways in which EU law has improved the rights of working women in the UK and it considers the threat to rights if there is a vote to leave.
24 May 2016

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