From the TUC

Equality

The TUC campaigns against discrimination at work and in wider society. Unions have in particular 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.

A Mother’s Day present Mums will really appreciate

24 Mar 2017, by in Equality

With Mother’s Day approaching on Sunday, many of us will be trying to find the perfect gift for our hard-working mums or mother figures. Flowers, chocolates and perfume normally fit the bill. But if Ministers were thinking about really rewarding working mums this Mothering Sunday, then they might want to review our current maternity pay…




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Pregnancy discrimination: Government action is long overdue and misses the point

26 Jan 2017, by in Equality

Today the government published its long overdue response to the Women and Equalities Select Committee report on pregnancy and maternity discrimination. Given that the EHRC estimate that some 54,000 women are forced out of their jobs per year due to pregnancy discrimination, and the Women and Equalities Select Committee published their report in August 2016,…




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The solution to sexist dress codes? Access to justice

25 Jan 2017, by in Equality

Imagine that you’re applying for a mystery job and you’re told that all female applicants must adhere to the following dress code: Heel height normally a minimum of 2 inches and maximum of 4 inches, unless otherwise agreed by the client company. Make-up worn at all times and regularly re-applied, with a minimum of: Light…




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