Category Archives: Health & Safety

Climate change department closed by Theresa May in ‘plain stupid’ and ‘deeply worrying’ move......

Campaigners called for ‘urgent reassurance from the new government’ that the fight against climate change and pollution will not be ‘abandoned’.  Click here to read more

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Mesothelioma Action Day 1st July......

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Our bucket collection last Friday morning raised £30.  It will be donated to the British Lung Foundation.

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Air pollution too high and 100s of London schools......

Hundreds of London schools have toxic levels of air pollution with those in deprived areas worst affected, new figures show.  Click here to read more

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End the deadly asbestos gamble – Protect children and staff by removing asbestos from our schools......

On Sunday 26 June yet another teacher tragically died of the asbestos cancer mesothelioma. Sue Stephens was a primary school teacher in Buckinghamshire for almost 30 years. Her daughter, Lucie Stephens, is calling for the removal of asbestos from schools to be her legacy.

On Action Mesothelioma Day 2016 (last Friday), the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) called upon the Government to prioritise the removal of asbestos from all schools and colleges.

The continuing presence of asbestos in our schools is a scandal, especially as all of it is now old, and much of it deteriorating.

Around 86 per cent of schools contain asbestos and deaths from mesothelioma are increasing. In 2013, 17 teachers died of mesothelioma. The total number of support staff deaths is not known. Continue reading

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Mesothelioma Action Day – Friday 1st July......

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UNISON will be collecting for this worthy cause on the Waltham Forest Town Hall Assembly Hall steps 8.30-10.15am.  Please show your support.

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Protect our children and teachers from asbestos exposure at school......

Sign the petition here

 

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Pleural plaque petition......

Reinstate compensation to sufferers of pleural plaque.  Click here to sign the petition.

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Workers’ Memorial Day 28 April......

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1-2pm, Waltham Forest Assembly Hall in the Town Hall grounds.

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Hazards Campaign: New report: EU’s Investment Court System does not protect governments’ right to regulate......

As you are aware, the European Commission claims that the new approach on investment protection – outlined in the Investment Court System (ICS) introduced in TTIP, CETA and the EU-Vietnam FTA – fully protects the governments’ right to regulate. Continue reading

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Workers’ Memorial Day – Thursday 28 April......

Events on Workers Memorial Day. Attached is a leaflet about the June Hancock Meothelioma Fund, the charity we are collecting for this year.

Also attached is the leaflet for the UNISON event outside the Assembly Hall at 1pm on the day. Continue reading

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