Equality Issues

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18 April 2016
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers with degrees are two and half times more likely to be unemployed than white graduates, according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Friday).
15 April 2016
This report, published to coincide with the TUC’s 2016 Black Workers Conference, uses analysis of recent official statistics to show that levels of unemployment are higher for black workers, regardless of qualification levels.
15 April 2016
Young women with vocational qualifications earn 15% less than men with comparable qualifications, according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Saturday) to mark the start of its annual young workers’ conference.
11 April 2016
On Friday 4 March Polly Toynbee delivered the second Mary Macarthur lecture at the Coronation Club in Blackheath. Prior to the lecture a tour of workplaces in the local area was arranged. Firstly a group of union organisers and members met with Polly to discuss local issues and campaigns. This...
23 March 2016
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which reveals that more than 60% of FTSE 350 companies are failing to meet their targets for getting women on boards, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
23 March 2016
Recent TUC polling indicates that sexual harassment is still rife in many workplaces. These findings are in line with European data on the extent of sexual harassment. As part of a project on sexual harassment in the workplace, the TUC would like to hear about your experiences of sexual harassment...
22 March 2016
Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which reveals that 77% of working mothers has experienced pregnancy discrimination, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
22 March 2016
Britain’s membership of the EU has led to significant improvements in the rights of women at work. EU law has extended rights to equal pay and strengthened protection from sex discrimination. It has improved the treatment of pregnant women and new mothers in the workplace and introduced new entitlements for...
15 March 2016
New life expectancy figures reveal danger of hiking up the state pension age, says TUC Commenting on today’s (Thursday) ONS statistics on healthy life expectancy, which reveals stark differences across the UK, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Given the vast differences in healthy life expectancy between rich and poor,...
10 March 2016

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