Category Archives: Health & Safety
If the government is serious about learning lessons from Grenfell, then it needs to rid schools of asbestos. Otherwise its toxic effects could prove a health time bomb. Click here to read more.
Revealed: the number of housing blocks needing urgent fire checks after 79 people died in Grenfell blaze......
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The UK Government has been urged to scrap its approach to deregulation of health and safety legislation in light of the Grenfell Tower blaze. Click here to read more.
Workers’ Memorial Day......
17-18 July, Walthamstow Coroner’s Court, Queens Road, London E17
Marian Nemit, 21, died when a wall collapsed on him whilst re-furbishing a shop at The Bakers’ Arms on 14 April 2015. Marian was on his first day at work at this site having travelled from his home in Romania.
The case has been investigated by the police and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Coroner has now set a date for a full jury hearing into the circumstances of Marian’s death.
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 Continue reading
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 to help you use health and safety arguments to achieve an increase in members and a more active membership, with a greater number of health and safety representatives. The guide was designed to make you more effective on the ground – where real gains can be made – and help create a greater culture of safety in your workplace, and could be used, not only in workplaces where unions are recognised, but also those where they are not yet recognised.