Equality Issues

TUC launches fair day's pay campaign at women's conference. Women are still not getting a fair day's pay for their work, despite 30 years of equal pay legsilation and a new National Minimum Wage accoring to a TUC report 'A Fair day's pay' published today.
08 March 2000
Unions call on employers to adopt family friendly policies.
03 March 2000
The Government is set to introduce European Law on part time workers in such a minimalist way that only 1 in every 150 part time workers might benefit (45,000 out of Britain's 6.8 million part timers) according to the government's own regulatory assessment.
02 March 2000
On the first anniversary of the Macpherson report Brendan Barber, TUC Deputy General Secretary, speaks at the National Assembly Against Racism.
25 February 2000
Cherie Booth QC has agreed to represent the TUC as it tries to change the way the government introduced unpaid parental leave.
04 February 2000
Qualified black and Asian workers face growing race discrimination in career advancement. A new report from the TUC says ethnic monitoring should be mandatory on employers to end the discrimination against growing numbers of highly qualified black and asian workers.
26 January 2000
The TUC's executive has decided to mount a legal challenge to the government's parental leave regulations, following advice from Cherie Booth QC that the exclusion of parents with children born before December 1999 was in breach of European law.
19 January 2000
The TUC welcomes the proposals in the report from the government's Disability Rights Task Force.
13 December 1999
Job prospects get worse for black and Asian workers during the 1990's, TUC report Black and excluded reveals.
06 December 1999
TUC comments on the Cabinet Office's announcement of a major set of cross-govermental initiatives on equality.
30 November 1999