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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Posted in Health & Safety

160 years to earn a FTSE 100 boss’s salary

Labour has condemned a “mutual backscratching society” of bosses, as new figures reveal it would take an ordinary worker two lifetimes to earn the average pay of a FTSE 100 chief executive.  Click here to read more.

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Posted in Pay/The Cuts

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, UNISON’s legal service providers, Thompsons have experienced medical negligence experts who can provide a FREE INITIAL ASSESSMENT if you or your family have concerns about a metal-on-metal hip replacement.  Click here to read more.

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Posted in Health & Safety, Retired Members

EU citizens: UNISON returns to Parliament to defend members

Union backing new lobby for the ‘right to remain’ for EU citizens in the UK. Click here to read more.

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Posted in Demonstrations/rallies, Events

Home care: Low paid workers told to wait for back pay

Government move a ‘cruel blow’ to carers denied the minimum wage for sleep-ins.  Click here to read more.

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Posted in Homecare

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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Posted in Health & Safety, Schools/colleges/nurseries

FBU publishes Grenfell Inquiry submission

The public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster must look at the failures in the fire safety regime that led to the worst blaze in the U.K. since World War Two, the Fire Brigades Union has said.  Click here to read more.

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Bosses are failing to honour minimum pay laws, warns Britain’s job market tsar

Tougher action promised by David Metcalf, director of labour market enforcement, as employers dodge wage regulations.  Click here to read more.

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Posted in Miscellaneous, Terms and Conditions

Employment tribunal fees ruled unlawful by supreme court

Fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims are unlawful, Supreme Court rules.  Click here to read more.

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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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Posted in Health & Safety, Schools/colleges/nurseries

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