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The TUC campaigns against discrimination at work and in wider society. Unions have always been at the forefront of the drive for equality at work, whether through the struggle for equal pay, through tackling racism or working for equal access to learning and skills. This section will keep you up to date with the latest TUC equality information.

Equality specific TUC Education training programmes are available. To find out more please visit equality training courses

Equality Audit 2016

Unions continue to make progress in bargaining for equality; whether it is equal pay, flexible working, pensions or bullying and harassment. The Equality Audit 2016 is full of examples of smart and effective bargaining for positive changes. And at the workplace level, reps are working day in and day out to tackle issues including disability and mental health, performance management inequality and work/life balance. The audit provides a rich resource of examples of the approaches unions have taken and the successes they have been able to achieve. Visit Equality Audit 2016 page


On Saturday April 29th 2017, the Nottingham Trade Union Education Centre, part of Central College Nottingham, hosted a one day course for trade unionists on the issue of Domestic Violence. The event was designed and organised by TUC tutor Helen Nolan and was open to reps and members of any...
04 May 2017
MARY MACARTHUR LECTURE Ros Wynne Jones 17 March 2017 First of all I would like to thank you for having me here today. Thank you for coming out on St Patrick’s Day. Since January, as well as writing the Real Britain column at the Daily Mirror I have also been...
31 March 2017
Date: 3 March 2017 Embargo : 00.01 7 March 2017 Leicestershire County Council becomes latest employer to sign up to TUC’s Charter for helping terminally ill workers Leicestershire County Council will today (Tuesday, 7 March) add its name to a charter aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at...
07 March 2017
~~date Wednesday 29 June 2016 embargo: For Immediate Release GMB President Mary Turner and Ruth Smeeth MP to address 2016 TUC Women Chainmakers’ Festival GMB President, Mary Turner and Ruth Smeeth MP will be among the guest speakers at the 2016 Chainmakers’ Festival this weekend. This year’s festival, to be...
29 June 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
To coincide with Young Workers Month the Young Workers Forum held a social and organising meeting on Saturday November 7 th . During the meeting the young workers discussed a number of topics. A summary if the discussions is outlined below: Have you had any issues at work? If so,...
07 December 2015
The first Midlands TUC Equalities Conference was held on Saturday 31st in Birmingham and was attended by just over 100 delegates and Chaired by Kate Hudson, CWU Regional Secretary and Vice-Chair of the Midlands TUC
04 November 2015
The 2015 Birmingham Pride Parade will be led by the original members of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), who recently returned to public prominence with the film PRIDE. They will also be joined by hundreds of trade unionists from across the Midlands.
22 May 2015
Coinciding with World Book Day on March 5th, over 40 people attended the launch of Mary Alys’ book, “Calling Time on Women’s Wasted Potential” Mary wrote the book in her final days, she finished it on the Thursday and passed away on the Saturday, so this book was so very...
12 March 2015

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