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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

1936 – 2016. They did not pass. They will not pass. Thousands of people gathered in jubilant and yet a determined mood on Sunday 9 October 2016
12 October 2016
The UCU contends that attacks on its members’ jobs and their working conditions are ultimately detrimental to the learning environment that is offered to students at London Met University, so it is asking for staff, students and the community to ‘stand strong, together, and defend education for all’.
04 October 2016
SERTUC visited the NUJ picket line this morning, outside the BBC studios on Millbank, a short distance from the Houses of Parliament, to offer our best wishes and solidarity greetings to NUJ members who are on strike
15 June 2016
Paddling furiously: this book is correctly named in so many ways! Our last report, Swimming against the tide , was published, in 2012, half way through the multifaceted attacks on working people launched by the Coalition Government. And now we experience the unfettered onslaught from this Conservative majority Government (a...
25 April 2016
SERTUC was proud to visit the BMA picket line outside St Thomas’ hospital this morning to offer solidarity greetings and support to BMA members taking strike action to defend safety standards in the NHS.
12 January 2016
Unionised restaurant workers in London mount campaign against mean-spirited deduction from their tips
11 August 2015
More than 30,000 people from more than 250 groups took part in the Pride Parade in London on Saturday 27 June 2015.
03 July 2015
On Thursday 28 August, the TUC signed a renewed co-operation protocol with the General Confederation of the Portuguese Workers (CGTP-IN), to help Portuguese-speaking migrant workers in the UK join unions and claim their rights at work. Full details and copies of the Protocol in English and Portuguese are available HERE...
01 September 2014
Annual essay competition - closing date Saturday 18 October 2014
18 July 2014
BECTU members at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton are on strike today (Friday 11 April) as part of their campaign to secure the London Living Wage of £8.80 per hour as a minimum rate of pay. The London Living Wage is the wage rate needed to give a worker in...
11 April 2014