Monthly Archives: July 2018

Death at work trend going upwards yet deadly deregulation still remains government obsession......

HSE latest provisional figures for fatal injuries in Great Britain show 144 fatally injured between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018 which is nine more lives lost in preventable incidents than the year before 2016/17.

Coming a year after the Grenfell fire, and just before the 30th anniversary of the Piper Alpha fire which killed 167 workers, the upward trend is worrying.  The Cullen Report into the Piper Alpha disaster led to tighter regulations and enforcement of fire safety offshore.  Health and safety regulations written in the blood of the Piper Alpha workers undoubtedly saved many lives over the years but the lessons were not learned across all industries and could have prevented Grenfell   Continue reading

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Unite against Tommy Robinson’s fascists......

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March for the NHS – how it went down, in pictures......

This Saturday thousands of people marched through central London to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS, and show that they’re willing to fight for it.  Click here to read more.

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Celebrating 25 years in UNISON......

UNISON came into being 25 years ago. In the face of hostile trade union legislation, and attempts to decimate and privatise our public services, we have grown and become strong.  Click here to read more

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