Category Archives: Health & Safety

US lobbyists demand UK drops safety first attitude to food safety and standards......

The US Trade Department has published the demands made by big corporates for the UK trade deal and it makes for distressing reading.  Click here to read more.

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International Workers’ Memorial Day 28 April 2019......

This year’s theme is: Taking control – removing dangerous substances from the workplace.  Watch this space for details of local activities.

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‘No sprinklers in 96% of London high-rise council blocks’......

Nearly 18 months since the Grenfell Tower fire, only 4% of London’s high-rise council blocks have sprinklers, according to Labour Party research.  Click here to read more.

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Death at work trend going upwards yet deadly deregulation still remains government obsession......

HSE latest provisional figures for fatal injuries in Great Britain show 144 fatally injured between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018 which is nine more lives lost in preventable incidents than the year before 2016/17.

Coming a year after the Grenfell fire, and just before the 30th anniversary of the Piper Alpha fire which killed 167 workers, the upward trend is worrying.  The Cullen Report into the Piper Alpha disaster led to tighter regulations and enforcement of fire safety offshore.  Health and safety regulations written in the blood of the Piper Alpha workers undoubtedly saved many lives over the years but the lessons were not learned across all industries and could have prevented Grenfell   Continue reading

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The shocking rise of TB in cows......

Since 1996 there has been a 980% increase in cows slaughtered because of TB.  Click here to read more.

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Waltham Forest tenth worst authority for food hygiene......

Birmingham and Hyndburn ‘worst for food hygiene’.  Click here to read more.

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Residents fear asbestos exposure at primary school......

Neighbours want to ensure children and staff are not exposed to asbestos at a primary school during building and demolition works.  Click here to read more.

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Anger as Waltham Forest Council Blocks Trade Union May Day & Workers’ Memorial Day events in the borough......

Anger and disbelief met Waltham Forest Council’s decision to refuse permission to Waltham Forest Trade Union Council (WFTUC) to use Coronation Gardens for its commemoration of Workers’ Memorial Day and its first outdoor celebration of May Day. Continue reading

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Cancellation of Waltham Forest May Day Event......

Statement from Trades Union Council Officers

The May Day event which was planned for 28 April – and which included a commemoration of Workers’ Memorial Day – will not now be taking place as the Council has decided not to grant permission for it to go ahead. Continue reading

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Workers’ Memorial Day 28 April 2018......

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