Category Archives: Health & Safety

We cannot compromise safety in schools. Asbestos must be removed......

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.

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Revealed: the number of housing blocks needing urgent fire checks after 79 people died in Grenfell blaze......

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UK Government urged to end health and safety deregulation following Grenfell Tower blaze......

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.

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London Action Mesothelioma Day 7 July 2017......

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Workers’ Memorial Day......

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Inquest date set for Romanian Marian Nemit, killed whilst working in Leyton......

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.

 

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Workers’ Memorial Day, Friday 28th April......

Come along and join Unison to ‘remember the dead: fight for the living’ at 1pm at Waltham Forest Town Hall with speakers from Unite, WF trades council, London Hazards Centre, NUT, Thompsons Solicitors

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International Workers’ Memorial Day 28th April......

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

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Workers’ Memorial Day – 28 April 2017......

The purpose behind Workers’ Memorial Day has always been to “remember the dead: fight for the living”.  The planning of local activities is taking place now.  Information regarding a local event will appear on this website soon.

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Health and safety and organising – interactive guide for union reps......

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.

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