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Date and time of event: Fri 6 Oct 2017 – 10:00 to 14:30 Venue: TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London Cost: Free  (REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL) About this event: WHAT EFFECT WILL BREXIT HAVE ON HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELL-BEING IN

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Polluted Cities: How the Government’s air quality plan will impact on Brighton and Hove, Bristol, London and Oxford

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Third of private rented homes fail basic health and safety standards, new analysis finds

Millions of UK people living in rented properties with dangerous hazards, despite private rents soaring.  Click here to read more.

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Britain facing cancer-toxin milk risk after Brexit

US trade deal after Brexit could see milk and baby formula with cancer-causing toxins flood UK market.  Click here to read more.

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UNISON legal cover for hip replacement concerns

The medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency (MHRA) has recently issued a warning regarding metal-on-metal hip replacements that may cause muscle and bone damage.   All UNISON members (and their families) are entitled to comprehensive legal cover. In this case,

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Asbestos matters again: St. Mary’s School, Walthamstow

A quick visit to the Health and Safety Executive’s website reveals that LBWF has form on asbestos – see here:

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Waltham Forest: Companies fined after workers exposed to asbestos at St Mary’s school

Three companies have been fined a total of more than £1m after workers were exposed to asbestos while refurbishing a school in Waltham Forest.  Click here to read more.

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Concern for residents as Lingfield Apartments in Stadium Place, Walthamstow fails fire safety test

Over 100 apartment blocks have failed Government tests since the Grenfell Tower fire, left. Cllr Khevyn Limbajee, right.  Click here to read more.

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Statement On Fire Safety In Schools In Light Of The Grenfell Tower Fire

Attached is the letter send to all schools from LBWF.

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Waltham Forest council confirms no sprinkler systems have been fitted in any of its tower blocks

No council-owned tower blocks in Waltham Forest are currently fitted with sprinkler systems, it has been confirmed.  Click here to read more.

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