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Rights at work blog

Rights at work blog


Women's rights at work - sisters are doing it for themselves

With issues of sexual harassment, unequal pay, a lack of flexible working and even the shoes we wear, women still face inequality at work. For International Women’s Day I am looking at some of the issues for women at work in 2018 and how unions successfully tackle these problems.


Scales of justice

Presidents Club scandal highlights the need for stronger sexual harassment laws

The scandal of the Presidents Club is another high profile example of the abuse of women workers and the inadequacies of the law.There have been numerous press reports of the event this week, following the revelations from under cover FT journalist, Madison Marriage. It is shocking that women working at...


Union and EU flags in front of the Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), Westmister

Hands off our holidays!

Our rights to paid holiday are under attack, as some senior government ministers take aim at dismantling working time rights after Brexit. Reports this weekend show that there is a drive by some in the government to scrap working time rights, which are currently underpinned by EU law, including the...


Office workers in festive hats toasting glasses

Staff at Met Office campaigning for equal pay

Unions fight for equal pay

On Equal Pay Day we recognise the sad truth of the persistent gender pay gap, but we should also celebrate the work of unions in achieving greater equality.