Equality Issues

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
Download Protection from sexual harassment Protection (PDF) You are protected from sexual harassment in the workplace by the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act 2010 defines sexual harassment as unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which has the purpose or effect of violating someone’s dignity, or creating an intimidating, hostile,...
10 August 2016
While trade unionists have never been in any doubt about the scale of the problem - dealing with cases of sexual harassment in the workplace is the bread and butter work of many union reps – evidence can be hard to come by. This TUC report, based on polling and...
10 August 2016

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