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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

A difficult road ahead for Equality

The Labour Research Department has completed the TUC Equality Audit 2012 - which monitors unions’ efforts on equality bargaining - and reports that the political climate of austerity and economic retrenchment is making it more difficult to get employers to address equality issues.
..The 2012 report covers 36 of the TUC’s 54 affiliated unions, accounting for more than 97% of total TUC -affiliated membership. UNISON is one of several public sector unions to report that there has been “a reduction in meaningful Equality Impact Assessments being completed and equality objectives are being diluted”