Category Archives: Health & Safety

Waltham Forest council compensation payouts top 200k for 2013......

townhall-800x484Compensation claims by staff last year have so far cost Waltham Forest council £220,000, it has emerged.  Click here to read the full WF Guardian article.

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Ebola: advice for education and early years workers......

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Stress at Work Seminar 22nd October......

As part of European Health and Safety Week (20th to 24th October 2014) there will be a Stress at Work  Seminar held 12-2pm in Committee Room 2a, Waltham Forest Town Hall – all UNISON members are welcome.  Click here for more information.

 

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Hazards Conference 2014 Report......

Attached is a report from the above conference written by our interim Health & Safety Officer.

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Waltham Forest Trades Council vowed to ‘fight for the living’ by raising standards for workers at memorial service......

Click here to read the Waltham Forest Guardian’s report and video of Workers’ Memorial Day.

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Workers’ Memorial Day 2014......

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photo courtesy of Mick Holder

UNISON in Waltham Forest once again hosted this local event at Waltham Forest Town Hall where we remembered those killed, injured or made ill by their work and pledged to fight for the living. Proceedings kicked off with Mick Holder of the NUJ and Waltham Forest Trades Council telling us about the history and background to this day, calling on the Labour Party to pledge significant reform to the Health and Safety legislation and enforcement by tightening the law and making enforcement effective. He also read out the names of those who have died at work locally in recent years. The list included Raymond Holmes, who was tragically killed at the Water Works in Coppermill Lane. His wife, daughter and grand-daughter attended the event. Continue reading

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

At 1.00pm on Monday 28 April, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JD

Waltham Forest Trades Council, supporting unions, campaigners, and relatives of those killed at or by work will gather outside Walthamstow Assembly Hall to remember the dead and to continue to fight for the living! Continue reading

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Workers’ Memorial Day 2014......

wmd logoWorkers Memorial Day Monday 28th April 2014

This year our ceremony at Walthamstow Town Hall will take place on Monday 28th April at 1p.m.

The ceremony is to remember those workers who have lost their lives or have been maimed due to work related accidents or are suffering from occupational illnesses.

The local Trade Unions, Local Authority representatives, Councillors and local MPs will gather at the Town Hall where the National Flag will fly at half mast in memory of those who have died, a one minute silence will be observed, wreaths will be laid and speeches made. Continue reading

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Scaffolding collapses in Francis Road, Leyton......

Just before 7 am on Monday 28th October a large section of scaffolding collapsed in Francis Road, Leyton. Amazingly no-one was killed or injured. The HSE decided not to investigate as there were no injuries. However, this Branch feels that there ought to be an investigation and so has contacted Building Control to find out what was done and also whether Dragon Scaffolding, the contractors, are carrying out any other works in the Borough. This Branch wants to know what measures have been taken to avoid this happening again. When we receive the answers to our question we will let you know.

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Hot Desking – a search for work?......

 

hotdeskingDo you turn up for work only to find that there is no desk for you to work at? Have you experienced problems at your workplace through hot desking? Continue reading

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