Equality Issues

In recent decades, the number of people employed on a part-time or temporary basis has grown. These workers have often been marginalised and denied certain rights and benefits. EU law has helped improve their rights at work.
10 May 2016
Commenting on the launch today of a review led by Baroness McGregor-Smith into barriers affecting people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds at work, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is an important review. The harsh reality is that BME workers are still more likely to be lower...
10 May 2016
In the workplace LGBT people may experience oppression and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It is critical that trade union reps and negotiators have the tools to bargain for LGBT inclusion in the workplace.
29 April 2016
Paddling furiously: this book is correctly named in so many ways! Our last report, Swimming against the tide , was published, in 2012, half way through the multifaceted attacks on working people launched by the Coalition Government. And now we experience the unfettered onslaught from this Conservative majority Government (a...
25 April 2016
Download Pay and Parenthood [PDF] An analysis of wage inequality between mums and dads There has been great progress in gender equality over the last few decades; access to education, labour market participation and attitudes towards gender roles have all moved in a direction of greater equality. But inequalities remain,...
25 April 2016
Fathers working full-time get paid a fifth more than men with similar jobs who don’t have children, according to a new report published by the TUC today (Monday).
25 April 2016
Can you help us gather information from workplace reps on the type of equality issues arising in the workplace and the support reps need to tackle those issues? Have you dealt with any equality issues at your workplace related to members? Where do you go to for resources and support?...
22 April 2016
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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

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