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Trade unions working for equality

Trade unions working for equality

a resource list of union work for equality of opportunity

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Published by Trades Union Congress in London .
Written in English


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Statement[compiled by the Equal Rights Department of the TUC].
ContributionsTrades Union Congress. Equal Rights Department.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17191683M

The first annual return for Equality For Workers Union (EFWU) is due to be submitted by 1 June Author: Certification Officer.   His book, of interest to everyone interested in equality and trade union history, reveals how LGBT trade union members organised to win recognition, then support, and how trade unions supported the struggles of LGBT communities in Britain and across the world. Trade Union Pro promotes the equal treatment and career opportunities of women and men by helping employees to find easier ways to combine family with work. Support for equality work The promotion of equality in working life is part of Pro's activities in our supervision of interests.


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Brendan Barber says, in the introduction to the course book: "Equality reps can promote fairness in the workplace, firstly by raising the equality agenda among fellow workers and their own unions, secondly by encouraging employers to make equality and diversity part of the mainstream collective bargaining and thirdly by working with vulnerable.

This book explores the work done by the unions in supporting LGBT + equality in the workplace and beyond, redressing a gap in the history of LGBT struggles. Trade unions have contributed immensely to the successes achieved, all the while protecting jobs and securing equality for thousands of LGBT working people.

Equality and diversity: a trade union priority Equality: central to our aims and objectives This guide can be used by UNISON branches and reps to negotiate policies to promote diversity and equality in the workplace. UNISON is committed to achieving equality in our workplaces, in our union and across society.

For us, equality means. A trade union (or a labor union in the U.S.) is an association of workers forming a legal unit or legal personhood, usually called a "bargaining unit", which acts as bargaining agent and legal representative for a unit of employees in all matters of law or right arising from or in the administration of a collective unions typically fund the formal organization.

The participants were women and men from trade unions in 12 countries who agreed to work together on a programme of 3 interrelated projects, together with the academic coordinator, Sue Ledwith of Ruskin College, Oxford UK.

The three research projects are closely interrelated and are: 1. Trade union structures & policies for gender and equality 2. And unions were achieving plenty. In the two decades right after World War II, the real wages of American workers doubled.

The United States, over the course of these years, became fundamentally more equal, and unions played a huge role in forging this greater equality.

The benefits of working with a recognised trade union Employers around the world understand that working with a recognised trade union can bring many benefits to their company. In particular, trade unions can help employers to: Build trust among the workforce Unions provide a mechanism for dialogue between workers and employers, which helps.

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Book Description. Drawing on data from a Europe wide project, together with existing data on equality and diversity initiatives, this book explores the work of trade unions in supporting equality and anti-discrimination policies across Europe and, in particular, the processes and collaborations involved in incorporating equality and diversity policies into trade union agendas.

To address these issues, and to help integrate gender prspective in trade union activities and policies, the ITUC has produced this Manual. It is intended to assist women and men trade unionists to face up the challenge equality presents and make changes in the unions, changes at work and changes in our attitudes to each other.

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By the s, the whole movement was committed to equality and unions went on to work through the TUC to drive the Labour governments of to establish almost full legal equality.

The book is based on the memories (and records) of those who made this all happen. It’s easy now to forget how hard this was. Drawing on data from a Europe wide project, together with existing data on equality and diversity initiatives, this book explores the work of trade unions in supporting equality and anti-discrimination policies across Europe and, in particular, the processes and collaborations involved in incorporating equality and diversity policies into trade union : Anna Paraskevopoulou, Sonia McKay.

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The Equality Audit looks at the practical steps trade unions are taking to ensure they reflect the diversity of the workforce. It provides examples of how unions are recruiting and supporting under-represented groups into membership and activism.

Unions have a substantial impact on the compensation and work lives of both unionized and non-unionized workers. This report presents current data on unions&#; effect on wages, fringe benefits, total compensation, pay inequality, and workplace protections. Some of the conclusions are: Unions raise wages of unionized workers by roughly 20% and raise compensation.

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Local authorities negotiate and consult with trade unions/employee. This timely book analyses the relationship between trade unions, immigration and migrant workers across eleven European countries in the period between the s and This volume constitutes an extensive update of a previous comparative analysis – published by Rinus Penninx and Judith Roosblad in – that has become an important Cited by: Ann-Therése Enarsson is chief executive officer and Carl Melin head of research and policy analyst at Futurion, launched in by TCO (The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees) and its 14 affiliated trade unions to take a leading role in the discussion about working life in the future.

Peter Purton was the TUC’s first LGBT officer. His book, of interest to everyone interested in equality and trade union history, reveals how LGBT trade union members organised to win recognition, then support, and how trade unions supported the struggles of LGBT communities in Britain and across the world.

After the Trade Union Act ofBritish labor unions were guaranteed legal recognition, although it required the laws of and to assure their status. In the latter part of the 19th cent. the socialist movement made headway among trade unionists, and James Keir Hardie induced () the trade unions to join forces with the socialists.

This book explores the impact of work and gender roles on union activism in the context of male and female shop stewards in Sheffield National and Local Government Officers' Association (NALGO).

An introductory chapter outlines the main themes. Chapter 2 provides a literature review of women's position in trade unions and theories of union participation and a discussion Cited by: 1. Nothing wrong with that, but if you really want to reduce inequality at work, get a trade union.

For example, nearly half of UK trade unions have reported negotiating better terms for flexible working hours than the law allows (See the TUC's equality audit, and this ILO blog on equality and collective bargaining.). Women Workers and the Trade Unions. Sarah Boston she does not draw the conclusion from this that ordinary rank and file working class men were willing to fight for women’s equality.

Overall the book is invaluable in its detailed research of the history of women’s struggles in the British labour movement and gives a voice to the many.

The issue: Since the Occupy Wall Street movement took over New York’s Zuccotti Park inincome inequality has become a major political issue in the United often discussed is the role labor unions play in protecting workers’ wages. In America, according to an estimate from Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, the top 1 percent of earners take.

Assesses the equality impacts of the policies contained in the Trade Union Bill for 9 protected groups set out in the Equality Act Peter Purton Champions of equality: trade unions and LGBT rights inLawrence & Wishart, This book is a detailed overview of the development of LGBT+ workers’ rights and the way our unions have supported it over the years.

In this short and accessible book, Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite the Union, presents the case for joining a trade union. Drawing on anecdotes from his own long involvement in unions, he looks at the history of trade unions, what they do and how they give a voice to working people, as democratic organisations.

Unions are an important force for a more democratic society, and a major reason why Canada is still a more equal country than the United States. That is why it is profoundly disturbing that Canadian conservatives have recently embraced the extreme anti union agenda of the American right.

Independent labour movements have always been front and centre in the. One exception is Sarah Boston’s book Women Workers and the Trade Unions. and then fight for equality within the union. Sarah’s book dispels many myths about women as union members. She shows how women did organise themselves as workers even before the s, but it was in the last quarter of the C19th that women really became organised.

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Unions Matter is a timely counterpoint to a divisive political narrative aimed at weakening the labour movement in Canada.

Whether the purpose of unions is to protect human rights or to reduce income inequality, this book is testament to why unions matter.

It’s a great resource showcasing stellar research. Trade unions exist within a broader social context, particularly the political and industrial relations environments and consequently their role in the labour market and even the acceptance of.

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An initial trade union network of lead equality contacts throughout Wales had been established with the objective of increasing the capacity of trade. Bythe working class was the biggest class in history, reaching three billion, by some estimates, with the world’s population, for the first time, predominantly urban.

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From their perceived threat to the established organisation of paid work up to these contemporary challenges to trade unionism, women can be seen as ‘dangerous’.Here they discuss their recent book. “We wanted to showcase some of the amazing work carried out by women trade unionists throughout the world to use collective bargaining as a tool to promote equality at the work place.

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