We encourage you to get in touch with us if you wish to speak to the team for more information on any of the subjects listed.
We are also in constant development of the existing toolkits and the creation of new resources to improve working lives. Please help us with this process by watching out for our surveys and polls which form a basis for the development of work.
Everyone should be allowed to be their true selves. Everyone deserves to feel safe and respected at work. But, while LGBTQ+ communities have seen lots of positive change in recent years, too many still don’t feel safe and comfortable at work. Our new 10 step action plan aims to change this
Sexual harassment is part of a wider, relentless culture of sexual violence and misogyny. It is not a low-level act that should be accepted as an inevitable part of everyday life. As a global issue, it is dealt with differently across the world. We have the opportunity to tackle this issue head-on to make Wales the safest place to work, live and socialise.
Download the sexual harassment in the workplace toolkit to find information and support to help you.
Wales TUC has developed a series of toolkits and reports on the menopause aimed at helping trade union reps to work with employers to make improvements in the workplace. The resources cover essential information about the menopause and look at some of the common workplace issues affecting those experiencing it. They offers practical tools for trade union reps and examples of workplace adjustments, actions and checklists.
Workplaces are still not equal places and actions are needed to change that. Unions are key to making these changes through bargaining, negotiation and collective action. As Trade Unionists, we must work together to provide solidarity, opportunities and a fair deal for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic workers.
We’ve spoken to government, we’ve informed policies, we’ve made many changes and plans.
Now is the time to take action so that we can make genuine moves towards anti-racism.
Far-right extremism is on the rise in our workplaces and communities. Since the Brexit referendum we’ve seen increased far-right activity across Wales.
Far-right activists have been mobilising in our streets and online, often seeking recruits in communities suffering years of neglect, under-funding and unemployment. These include many of our own communities here in Wales.
Try our Tackling the Far-right eNote today.
Employers and government need to do more to improve disability equality in the workplace. Wales TUC carried out a major survey of more than 1000 workers in Wales which found that many disabled workers want to see a change in the way that disability is treated at work.
As a result the Wales TUC has put together a list of campaign asks of the Welsh and UK governments as well as a practical toolkit that trade union reps can use to press for improvements in the workplace.
Wales’ population is ageing rapidly, we’re living longer and having fewer children. As the general population ages, then Wales’ workforce follows suit. There are more workers aged 50 and over in Wales than ever before.
Many workers get seriously ill at some time in their lives. They may need time off, sometimes for months, to get treatment or to get well.
There are times however when there is no effective treatment. In those cases, the worker and their families face huge emotional stress, fear, and possible financial concerns. The Dying To Work charter can help alleviate some of that stress and sets out an agreed way in which an employee should be treated and supported in the event of a terminal diagnosis.
Despite the increasing prevalence of gambling addiction, there is also a great deal of stigma and shame felt by sufferers. Unions can play a key role in removing that stigma in the workplace and signposting members to the appropriate help.
Union learning has an impact on everything that unions stand for. It can help improve Heath and Safety, equality of opportunity, job security and pay.
Trade unions can play a major role in making sure members have the skills needed to compete in the jobs of the future. Many of our future economic challenges, such as digitalisation and automation, can be addressed through learning and skills.
The aim of this toolkit is to provide information to help union officers and reps in Wales who want to take action on the climate and nature emergency and negotiate for a worker-led transition to greener and fairer workplaces.
Learn more about our greener workplaces and just transition campaign
The impact of new digital technology on the Welsh public service workforce is potentially serious.
Possible impacts include job losses, increased inequality, insufficient training and lower job quality. It will be important for trade unions to consider their response to the introduction of digital technology.
These two reports highlight the importance of supporting workers to access new skills and, crucially, embedding good practice by negotiating with employers across the key sectors we know are most impacted. It is aimed at our workplace reps. It is for you to use to start these conversations with your employers and colleagues to realise the ambition of a just transition in Wales and address the big changes facing workers today.
Zero-hours workers are some of the most insecure and vulnerable people in the workforce.
Workers on a zero-hours contract still have statutory rights, including the national minimum wage, paid holiday, and the right to take rest breaks. And in the Welsh public sector they have a right to receive an offer of a part time or full time contract after a period of twelve weeks on the job.
Our movement needs to grow if we are to continue to be one that can change the world of work. To do that, we need to find ways to increase the numbers of young members in our trade unions. Without them, we won’t be able to make the changes we want.
We’re campaigning to make Wales a Fair Work Nation – where workers get a better deal. Low pay, zero-hour contracts and inequality are a blight on our economy.
Add this to the potential impact of Brexit, automation and Universal Credit and we have a toxic mix. We need action now – we need to make work fairer.