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Report of Congress 2014
Date of Publication: 2015
The full text of the Congress resolutions, general Council Statements and keynote speeches debated and presented at the 146th TUC Congress which took place in Liverpool in 2014, together with statistical information on the unions and their delegates. For a full unedited verbatim of the debates go to; https://www.tuc.org.uk/about-tuc/congress/congress-2014/ verbatim-report-congress-2014-unedited
Time off and pay for adoptive parents
Date of Publication: 2015
This booklet covers the basic (sometimes called statutory) rights that employers must provide to qualifying adoptive parents who work for them. Your employer may offer better rights than the legal minimum and you need to check your contract of employment or your staff handbook to find out what your entitlement with your current employer is. If you work for an organisation that recognises a trade union, you are more likely to have better than the legal minimum rights, as unions have pushed for things like higher contractual pay during adoption leave.
Time off and pay for parents having a child through surrogacy
Date of Publication: 2015
This booklet covers the basic (sometimes called statutory) rights that employers must provide to intended parents who are having a child through a surrogacy arrangement. Your employer may offer better rights than the legal minimum and you need to check your contract of employment or your staff handbook to find out what your entitlement with your current employer is. If you work for an organisation that recognises a trade union you are more likely to have better than the legal minimum rights as unions have pushed for things like higher contractual pay for adoption leave.
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 www.tuc.org.uk/about-tuc/congress/congress-2013/verbatim-report-congress-2013-unedited
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...

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