Chelmsford TUC

Equal Opportunities

Equal opportunities in the workplace did not just arrive; like the right to vote, they were only approved by Parliament after many years of campaigning by trade unionists and their political allies.

Sadly, there is still a lot more to be done, and we have to be constantly vigilant that not only is the existing legislation complied with, but any attempt to revoke current Acts is defeated.

Equal opportunities embrace a number of different issues such as race, gender, age, sexuality, disability, appointment, selection, promotion, harassment, child-care provision, equality of pay and conditions.

Trade unions have experts to deal with all these issues - another important reason why you should be in a union.