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Unions aiming to help workers avoid discrimination

Unions aiming to help workers avoid discrimination

Unions across Britain are increasing their efforts to help groups who often fall victim to discrimination in the employment sector find work.

That is according to the Equality Audit 2011 published recently (September 12th) by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), a body with more than six million members across a variety of professions.

This biennial report showed that an increasing number of representative organisations are enhancing their internal policies to make sure more women, black people, the disabled and gay individuals can apply for positions on an even keel.

Meanwhile, unions are actively stepping up their efforts to get more young people jobs.

Brendan Barber, general secretary of the TUC, insisted more also needs to be done to promote flexible working in the UK.

"It's encouraging that unions are stepping up their recruitment efforts among minority groups, as they are often the most vulnerable to workplace exploitation and job losses," he added.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas