From the TUC

#KoreaGeneralStrike: Korean unions fight back

28 Nov 2016, By

As I noted in my blog in July South Korea’s trade unions have been subject to a sustained attack . Under President Park, trade unionists are being sent to prison for carrying out normal trade union activities.KCTU President Han Sang-Gyun has been imprisoned for five years in the Seoul Detention Centre for helping to organise public protests. Han is…

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Young worker’s Challenge #9: Pressure on working parents

28 Nov 2016, By

Being in low paid, insecure work with limited opportunities for progression is pretty tough. Having a child still at home adds a whole lot more pressure. More than a quarter of Britain’s young core workers have at least one dependent child – a much higher proportion than among other employees of the same age. Young…

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YOUNG WORKER’S CHALLENGE #8: BULLYING AND HARASSMENT

25 Nov 2016, By

There’s no concept I hate more than ‘banter’. For me, ‘banter’ represents the go-to excuse for someone who has just been told that their comments or ‘good humoured’ teasing have upset or offended someone. Rather than taking a step back to reflect on their actions – and those who genuinely intended a joke usually do…

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10 barriers autistic workers face and how to overcome them

23 Nov 2016, By Guest

Most autistic people want to work, but often encounter difficulties in the workplace which employers can address better. Author and workplace trade union representative Janine Booth, who is on the spectrum herself, outlines her ten examples of barriers for autistic people at work, and offers advice for removing them. Getting work Job adverts often use…

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5 tips for union reps to support disabled workers

22 Nov 2016, By

I have been a trade union rep for almost a decade and am now the policy officer for disability equality at the TUC. I have also had reasonable adjustments myself. Disability History Month (#UKDHM) is a good time to reflect on ways to create an inclusive workplace and here are my 5 tips for supporting disabled…

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