[cover image][144 pages] October 2018
Equality Law at Work 2018 - a guide for trade unions and working people
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Achieving equality at work is a core value shared across the trade union movement. But equality legislation is detailed and complex and dealing with it can be problematic. Equality Law at Work is designed to cut through the complexity and provide a comprehensive guide to equality law. Written from the point of view of working people, it aims to be a practical tool for union negotiators, reps and members who need to understand how equality law works and how to apply it to everyday work situations.[More ...]

[cover image][68 pages] November 2020
Tackling racism and inequality - a trade union guide
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The Covid pandemic has laid bare the many inequalities faced by BAME people at work and elsewhere, and the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests helped pushed the issue of racism to the fore. The need for action in the workplace is clear: BAME people are less likely than white people to be employed in good, permanent jobs, and when in work they often suffer racist treatment in all aspects of their employment. Trade union reps have a key role to play in negotiating workplace policies, practices and actions to improve race equality at work. They are also uniquely well placed to help BAME colleagues tackle racist harassment and abuse. This booklet sets out the key legal, negotiating and organising tools for achieving this, along with examples on where it is already being done.[More ...]

[cover image][56 pages] June 2019
Workplace action on mental health - a trade union guide
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Mental ill health is currently high up in the news agenda, but people experiencing mental health problems continue to face numerous difficulties at work. Union reps and other workplace union activists are in an excellent position to increase awareness of mental health problems in their workplaces and to negotiate good employer policies which improve wellbeing at work. This booklet gives practical advice to union reps on negotiating workplace policies and procedures on mental health. It aims to help reps work with employers to make workplaces supportive for individuals experiencing either long-term or short-term mental health difficulties, and to ensure that mental health problems are not created by work itself.[More ...]

[cover image][72 pages] September 2018
Women's health and safety at work - a guide for union reps
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The UK’s 15 million working women now make up around half the workforce. But the risks they face at work are often described as hidden or invisible and, for a number of reasons examined in the booklet, "women’s work" is sometimes perceived as safer than traditionally male-dominated occupations. Where these differences are acknowledged when assessing risks and deciding suitable solutions, there is a greater chance of ensuring that the health, safety and welfare of all workers is protected. Women's health and safety at work sets out the hidden hazards of women’s work and explains why taking a gender-sensitive approach to occupational safety and health is important.[More ...]
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[cover image][56 pages] February 2018
Tackling sexual harassment at work - a guide for union reps
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Dealing with sexual harassment cases can be amongst the most challenging tasks asked of a union rep. Unions can help to create working environments where there is a zero-tolerance attitude to sexual harassment, and ensure that good workplace policies and procedures are in place. This LRD booklet gives step-by-step guidance looking at how reps can help members deal with sexual harassment, including making and handling complaints, as well as ensuring that procedures are fair to all concerned.[More ...]
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[cover image][80 pages] September 2016
Supporting pregnant workers - a union reps guide
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Despite the existence of legislation protecting pregnant workers from discrimination and providing rights for working parents, 54,000 pregnant women and new mothers are forced out of their jobs each year. Many thousands more face harassment, reduced income levels and loss of prospects. Unions are instrumental in supporting pregnant workers and pushing for better workplace culture and policies in this area. This LRD booklet aims to help union reps by explaining the law against pregnancy discrimination and how it is applied, setting out the pay and leave rights of working parents and providing guidance on collective action in the workplace to improve the situation for all pregnant workers and returning mothers.[More ...]
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[cover image][56 pages] November 2013
Promoting equality for disabled workers - a guide for trade union reps
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Trade unions play a key role in protecting and safeguarding the rights of disabled workers. This means union reps dealing with disability at work need to know the relevant equality law to ensure that disabled people get fair access to work opportunities and are able to achieve long and successful working careers. This booklet provides union reps and negotiators with practical guidance to help protect disabled people in the workplace and to recognise and deal with disability discrimination. It looks at examples of trade union action dealing with disability at work and up-to-date case law is used throughout to illustrate specific circumstances.[More ...]

[cover image][64 pages] July 2013
Representing older workers - a guide for trade union negotiators
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With the removal of a compulsory retirement age, reduced pension benefits and a longer wait for a State Pension, many older workers will want to, or be compelled to, remain in work for longer. Increasingly, trade unions will need to ensure that the employment available to older workers offers decent pay and conditions with access to training, promotion and career development, and that these workers are not discriminated against because of their age. This LRD Booklet explains the law on age discrimination and retirement, and provides guidance on best practice on the employment of older workers using practical examples and case studies throughout.[More ...]