Equality Issues

Report of TUC seminar February 2016 One hundred people representing a wide range of trade unions and NGOs took part in the second national TUC seminar on mental health on 3 February 2016. The meeting had been organised to follow up a similar event held in February 2015 where the...
09 March 2016
Commenting on figures released by the Office for National Statistics today (Wednesday), which show the number of workers who say they are on a zero-hours contract has increased by 104,000 to 801,000, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
09 March 2016
Women who become mothers before the age of 33 earn 15% less than similar women who haven’t had children, according to new analysis published by the
08 March 2016
Key Findings from TUC/IPPR Research - March 2016. IPPR have carried out analysis for the TUC of the pay penalty associated with motherhood. Using the Birth Cohort Study for women and men born in 1970, they compared the weekly earnings of those in full-time work at age 42 who had...
08 March 2016
The increasing casualisation of work in the early part of the 21st century has led to widespread insecurity for both highly qualified and less qualified workers. This pattern has had particular effects on women leading to their being disproportionately disadvantaged. Moreover, women have suffered particularly from the austerity measures introduced...
07 March 2016
Women all over the world celebrate International Women’s Day, to mark various achievements of women but also to draw attention to the plight of many women all over the world and to challenge the status quo. The theme set for this year by the United Nations (UN) is ‘Pledge for...
02 March 2016
Women have barely half the pension savings of men, according to a new TUC-sponsored report published today (Tuesday).
01 March 2016
The TUC will today (Thursday) call for a better pensions deal for women at its annual Pensions Conference in London. The event, entitled “Freedom pass: where now for workplace pensions?”, will be attended by leading figures in the pensions world and feature a keynote address from Baroness Ros Altmann, Minister...
04 February 2016
Black workers with degrees earn 23.1% less on average than white workers with degrees, according to new analysis published by the TUC.
01 February 2016
The TUC in conjunction with the Professional Footballers’ Association has today (Monday) published new guidance for tackling homophobia in football.
01 February 2016