From the TUC

Equality (page 4)

The impact of motherhood on pay

08 Mar 2016, by in Equality

On Sunday we celebrated mothers’ day, a day when we show our appreciation for the often unsung and uncelebrated hard work of mothers. Today, on International Women’s Day, the TUC has published research that finds mothers are not so valued in the workplace. In fact, the research confirms the existence of a motherhood pay penalty,…

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More likely to go to prison than university? But a degree doesn’t close the pay gap.

01 Feb 2016, by in Equality

David Cameron’s front page of the Sunday Times announced a concerted Government anti-discrimination drive. Targeting universities, the police, the courts and the armed forces he said steps must be taken to tackle the ongoing discrimination that “should shame our country and jolt us to action”. Controversially he claimed that “if you’re a young black man,…

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A great leap forward: the Women and Equalities Committee report on transgender equality

15 Jan 2016, by in Equality

The report of the parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into trans equality has now been published and its conclusions that trans people face serious prejudice and discrimination have attracted wide publicity. Trade unions views were among the more than 200 submissions to the inquiry. The committee gave much weight to the evidence of trans…

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Disability equality: A call for action

07 Jan 2016, by in Equality

The TUC has launched its Manifesto for Disability Equality, which is not a wish list, but a call for action. It is necessary because the government has been getting away for far too long with policies that do the opposite of what ministers claim. They have escaped being called to account because they have succeeded…

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Is Britain fairer for black and minority ethnic workers?

04 Nov 2015, by in Equality

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report ‘Is Britain fairer?’ examines the extent to which equality and human rights are improving in Britain. It reveals that the systemic labour market discrimination suffered by black and minority ethnic (BME) workers is still a major feature of their working lives. The challenges include significantly higher rates…

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How to tackle the crisis in mental health

02 Nov 2015, by in Equality

Today (2 November 2015) a letter signed by hundreds of prominent people including Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the TUC and politicians from all major parties, calls for the autumn statement to ensure that mental health is treated on a par with physical health (requiring much greater investment). Ten areas of concern are set out.…

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