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International Workers’ Memorial Day 28th April

UNISON Waltham Forest Local Government branch and the local Trades Council are to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April 2017 at 1:00pm–2:00pm

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Workers’ Memorial Day – 28 April 2017

The purpose behind Workers’ Memorial Day has always been to “remember the dead: fight for the living”.  The planning of local activities is taking place now.  Information regarding a local event will appear on this website soon.

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Health and safety and organising – interactive guide for union reps

There is a interactive resource available for anyone who wants to consider how to make their workplace safer through building a strong union.    Last year the TUC published a guide to organising and health and safety. It gave simple, straightforward advice

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Cancer all-clear for night work was based on ‘bad science’

An Oxford University study that concluded the classification of night work as a cause of breast cancer in women is no longer justified was based on ‘bad science’, top researchers have warned.   The large scale ‘meta-analysis’, published online on

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Wot about the workers? Stressed to death but not wanted at HSE Stress Summit?

The silencing of the workers’ voice on HSE board by the DWP appointing an employer to a workers seat  is only one way of shutting us out.  As part of the HSE ‘Strategy’ Help GB Work Well, a health and

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London Hazards Centre AGM Tuesday 13 December 2016 at 6pm

London Hazards Centre AGM Tuesday 13 December 2016, Diskus Room, Unite House, 128 Theobald’s Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN Refreshments available, Start: 6:00pm You are welcome to stay for a drink and a chat afterwards

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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 New and more powerful cleaning products are becoming more and more common in the workplace ­– but how do the chemicals they contain

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The impact on of Brexit on UK employment law rights and health and safety legislation

Thompsons guide to Brexit.  Booklet just published, downloadable from the link below.   http://www.thompsonstradeunionlaw.co.uk/information-and-resources/documents/ThompsonsBrexitReportFINAL_002.PDF      

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Protect our children and teachers from asbestos exposure at school

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Thousands of workers at risk of disease

Most people have probably never heard of mesothelioma unless they know of someone who has suffered from it, but it is a form of cancer of the external lining of the lung. It is caused by exposure to asbestos and

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