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Women and Casualisation: Women's experiences of job insecurity
Date of Publication: 2015
These twelve case studies show how the growth of temporary and insecure jobs is causing problems for many women trying to reconcile variable hours with caring responsibilities, and how fluctuating pay disrupts in-work benefits. Download Women and Casualisation: Women's experiences of job insecurity [PDF] To receive discounts for bulk orders, download the order form and return it to
The Decent Jobs Deficit: The human cost of zero-hours working in the UK
Date of Publication: 2015
Millions of workers are trapped in insecure jobs and some of the most disadvantaged are on zero-hours contracts with little hope of escape. This report makes the case that politicians should challenge precarious employment, to raise standards and pay. Download The Decent Jobs Deficit: The human cost of zero-hours working in the UK To receive discounts for bulk orders, download the order form and return it to
Report of Congress 2013
Date of Publication: 2015
The full text of the Congress resolutions, General Council statements and keynote speeches debated and presented at the 145th TUC Congress in Bournemouth, 2013, together with statistical information on the unions and their delegates. For a full verbatim report of the debates go to
The Pregnancy Test: Ending Discrimination at Work for New Mothers [Report]
Date of Publication: 2014
This TUC report says pregnancy and motherhood can seriously affect a woman’s career. Around a quarter of women don’t return to work after maternity leave, and one in six of the mums who do go back, change jobs because their employer won’t allow them to work reduced or flexible hours. It identifies ten ways pregnant women and new mothers are mistreated at work and five things that need to change
Leave and Pay for Mothers - Know Your Rights booklet
Date of Publication: 2014
~~Pregnant women are protected from harm in the workplace and have the right not to be dismissed or unfavourably treated because of their pregnancy. Most employed mothers are entitled to 52 weeks’ maternity leave and 39 weeks’ Statutory Maternity Pay or Maternity Allowance. Mothers with children born on or after 5 April 2015 may also be able to convert some of their maternity leave and pay into Shared Parental Leave and Pay which they or their partner can take on a more flexible basis in the first year of their child’s life. This booklet describes how these rights work. It...
Leave and Pay for Fathers and Partners - Know Your Rights booklet
Date of Publication: 2014
~~If you are an expectant father or the partner of someone due to give birth or adopt a child, you could be entitled to time off to attend ante-natal appointments plus up to two weeks’ paid paternity leave. You may also be able to take more time off in the first year as Shared Parental Leave and be entitled to some Shared Parental Pay. Other rights that may help you combine paid work with looking after your child include unpaid parental leave, the right to request flexible working and emergency time off for dependants. This booklet explains who is entitled...
Green innovation: industrial policy for a low carbon future
Date of Publication: 2014
~~This report for the TUC by Prof Paul Ekins and Will McDowall argues that government has a key leadership role in creating a “dynamic and vibrant innovation system” that meets society’s environmental and economic aspirations. The direction the UK’s economic growth now takes depends much on government vision and leadership in driving eco-innovation. Innovation is essential for greening growth. Government role in shaping direction of innovation is inevitable: government cannot simply ‘get out of the way’. Innovation policy is not currently aligned with aspirations for a green economy. A more active, dynamic approach is required. Authors: Professor Paul Ekins, Director,...
Workers on Board:the case for workers' voice in corporate governance
Date of Publication: 2014
This paper written by Janet Williamson, argues that alongside reforms to remove the priority currently given to the interests of shareholders, mechanisms for workers’ voice should be introduced into the UK’s corporate governance system. Another in the TUC's Economic Report series and you can follow the series here, the pdf is available to download from the link above.
Workers' Voice in Corporate Governance: a European perspective
Date of Publication: 2013
This report sets out the situation in relation to worker voice in corporate governance across Europe. It examines the differences and similarities in provisions on worker representation in corporate governance in different European countries, as well as EU regulations and Directives on the subject. Written by Aline Conchon, this another in the Economic Report series, follow the series here; and as always you can download a free pdf of the booklet from the link above.
The Labour Market in the English Regions
Date of Publication: 2014
This TUC report – which looks at regional labour markets over the last 20 years – shows that since the election there are 780,000 more people in work across the UK and the likelihood of having a job has also increased (up by one percentage point). You can follow the Economic Report series at and download a free pdf file of the book from the link above.