Protection from Sexual Harassment
Date of Publication: 2016
It does not matter how long you have worked for your employer or whether you are an apprentice, a trainee or agency worker, you are protected from sexual harassment in the workplace by the Equality Act 2010. This booklet describes the offence, it's impact and the rights you have to fight back if it happens. Single copies are free of charge. Bulk orders are charged as follows: 2-100 copies - 50p each, 101-500 - 40p each, over 500 - 30p each. Please call or email for larger quantity prices. 0207 467 1294 [email protected]
Unequal, Trapped and Controlled: women's experience of financial abuse and potential implications for Universal Credit
Date of Publication: 2015
This report, written for the TUC by Women’s Aid, examines women's often under-reported experience of financial abuse and coercive control by their partners, and the potential implications for Universal Credit. Download Unequal Trapped & Controlled [PDF] To receive discounts for bulk orders, download the order form and return it to [email protected]
The Impact on Women of Recession and Austerity
Date of Publication: 2015
This report looks at how women have fared through recession and austerity. It finds that while progress on some headline measures of gender equality has continued – the employment and pay gap have continued to narrow, for example – some women are facing new hardships and barriers to equality. Download The impact on women of recession and austerity [PDF] To receive discounts for bulk orders, download the order form and return it to [email protected]
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 [email protected]
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 [email protected]
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,...


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