Category Archives: Health & Safety
Iain Duncan Smith defends US food standards including chlorinated chicken amid fears of Trump trade deal......
Senior Conservative MPs have dismissed concerns over US food practices such as chlorinating chicken and allowing a certain amount of fly eggs in drinks as “tired old lefty rhetoric” as the government looks to tear away from the hygiene standards expected by the EU to broker a trade deal across the Atlantic. Click here to read more.
Transport for London (TfL) must take “urgent” action to ensure the public is not at risk from toxic Tube dust, the London Assembly says. Click here to read more.
The majority of teachers are working in a school which contains asbestos – yet findings published today suggest that only a fifth are aware of it. Click here to red more.
Nearly 1 million over 50s now working through the night. Click here to read more.
Unions call for more action as 1 in 5 schools found not to be managing asbestos ‘in line’ with government guidance. Click here to read more.
Climate proof our work......
We have a climate crisis: extreme weather events are already destroying jobs and livelihoods.
Workers are on the frontline of climate change. We have just 11 years to stabilise the planet at a 1.5 degree temperature rise. Click here to read more.
Please wear something purple in respect for those lives lost at work.
Theme for the day is: “dangerous substances – get them out of the workplace”.
Hope to see you all there
Waltham Forest Trade Union Council (TUC), (in association with Newham and Redbridge TUC ), has organised a celebration of May Day – International Workers’ Day. It will feature speakers from the labour and trade union movement – as well as music, dance and rap poetry. It will be a family-friendly event – with stalls and food & drink. For details about disabled access, see: https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/abbotts-park
Make sure you’re there – and invite your friends!