Category Archives: Health & Safety

We need a maximum working temperature......

We need an absolute maximum working temperature to keep people safe from the risks associated with excessive heat and sun exposure.  Click here to read more and sign the petition.

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Returning to the office: your rights at work......

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve been fighting to protect UNISON members who are at the forefront of the COVID-19 response.

We are working proactively with the UK governments, employers, and other bodies to keep you safe at work and will continue to do so as lockdown measures ease across the UK.

The UK Government and other devolved parliaments are outlining plans for the easing of restrictions in the coming weeks. Different approaches are being taken by each country.

The information below is being updated to reflect the legislation and guidance as currently applied.  Click here to read more.

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TUC: Have you had, or do you have, Long Covid? If so we want to hear from you.......

The TUC are interested in the experiences of people with Long Covid in work. Including people who have lost their jobs because of Long Covid. Long Covid is the term used to describe COVID-19 symptoms that extending beyond the initial infection. Evidence on Long Covid points to symptoms of COVID-19 lasting for weeks, months and possibly years after the infection. Continue reading

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Leyton MP John Cryer calls for negligent company directors to be prosecuted as Waltham Forest trade unions commemorated Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28......

Local trade unionists attended Waltham Forest Trades Council’s on-line Workers’ Memorial Day event on Wednesday. Also in attendance was John Cryer MP who spoke about the pandemic and the need for changes to the law so negligent company directors face prosecution. Continue reading

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Workers’ Memorial Day 2021......

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Workers’ Memorial Day – Remember the dead and fight for the living......

12.15pm 28th April 2021

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Workers’ Memorial Day 28 April 2021......

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Resisting unsafe work......

Monday 1st March 8-9.30pm

Join Zero Covid and the Hazards Campaign to hear from speakers from across the labour movement on the fight for safe workplaces.  Click here to read more and register.

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Vaccinate, don’t hesitate!......

UNISON’s junior vice president, James Anthony, answers questions about being vaccinated against COVID-19.  Click here to read more.

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More than 4000 Londoners died from air pollution in 2019......

Toxic air pollution contributed to the deaths of more than 4,000 Londoners in 2019, according to research from Imperial College London.  Click here to read more.

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