Daily Archives: 23/11/2016

Stars in our Schools – Friday 25 November......

Think you know about school support staff?
Watch this short video featuring staff (including Donna Bibby, our Schools Convenor) and pupils of Henry Maynard Primary School tell you about them

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10 barriers autistic workers face and how to overcome them......

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.

  1. Getting work

Job adverts often use jargon. Interviews may have sensory distractions, use sloppily-worded questions, and judge applicants on social behaviour such as posture. Employers can remove these barriers by advertising jobs clearly, using practical tests and allowing autistic applicants to have an interview companion. The Government can do more to actively support autistic job-hunters. Continue reading

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How much of a risk do new cleaning agents pose to you?......

UNISON survey aims to find out scale of problem in wake of concerns over rise in superbugs

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New and more powerful cleaning products are becoming more and more common in the workplace ­– but how do the chemicals they contain affect people’s health and safety?

That is a question that a new UNISON health and safety survey sets out to answer after the union became aware of several incidents. Workers have developed breathing problems and even been overcome by fumes in some cases.

Although the use, and potential misuse, of more powerful cleaning products might be sparked by increasing awareness of so-called superbugs such as c difficile and MRSA, the problem is not confined to the health sector.

That is why UNISON is asking cleaners – and others who regularly do cleaning work – to take part in the survey, wherever they work.

The survey can be found online at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TJ682RJ. Continue reading

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Theatre performances – So U Think I’m Crazy (actors performing are not funded)......

so-you-think-im-crazy-playFriday 2 December 2016 – Performances: 2.30PM & 7:45PM

Bernie Grant Arts Centre – Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, London N15 4RX Continue reading

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PSC: Join the International Week of Action on HP......

From 25th November to 3rd December is the HP International Week of Action. PSC are organising over 60 actions across 6 continents. There will be more than 30 actions taking place across the UK. Most are happening on Saturday 26th November, the UK day of action. Visit their website to find out more. Continue reading

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