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Want to know what's going on in health and safety first? Health and safety is one of the main concerns of working people, and trade unions are central to health and safety developments in Britain. So news from the TUC and trade unions is important. Rather than buy half a dozen monthly health and safety magazines and getting stale news, often garbled in the telling and re-telling, get the news straight from the people making it. RISKS is the TUC's weekly online bulletin, edited by award-winning HAZARDS editor Rory O'Neill. You'll get news from the TUC and the unions (and from the HSE and others) direct. But more importantly, you'll get it free. Register to receive your copy direct every weekend, like more than 23,000 other people.
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Burnout linked to performance management The closely policed pressure to perform at work is creating a generation of burnout victims, experts have warned. Online publication Equal Times reports almost one worker in ten is at risk of burnout. In some professions, the numbers affected are as high as 40 per...
25 July 2014
Cameron says ‘no’ to blacklisting inquiry The prime minister has confirmed he will not support a public inquiry into blacklisting of union reps for raising safety and other concerns on site. In an interview with journalist Adam Smith, author of the bestseller ‘Obama and Me’, David Cameron said: “What is...
25 July 2014
Rail accidents surge as staffing levels fall Rail passengers and staff have been the victims of a surge in incidents resulting in injury and death as staffing levels are cut back, latest statistics show. A new report on rail health and safety from the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) showed...
25 July 2014
Occupational therapists in bullying victory Occupational therapists at Greenwich council are celebrating victory in a ‘bullying culture’ dispute. The therapists, members of Unite, took three days of strike action over alleged bullying and harassment, and the suspension of a work colleague accused of being too friendly with staff ( Risks...
25 July 2014
Number 664 - 26 July 2014 Risks is the TUC's weekly online bulletin for safety reps and others. To receive this bulletin every week, click here . Past issues are available . Disclaimer and Privacy Editor : Rory O'Neill of Hazards magazine. Comments to the TUC at healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk Contents UNION...
23 July 2014
Number 663 - 19 July 2014 Risks is the TUC's weekly online bulletin for safety reps and others. To receive this bulletin every week, click here . Past issues are available . Disclaimer and Privacy Editor : Rory O'Neill of Hazards magazine. Comments to the TUC at healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk Contents UNION...
18 July 2014
Asbestos disease victims deserve better treatment Unions are asking their members to sign an e-petition calling on the government to provide funding for research into treatments and cures for asbestos-related diseases. Urging members to put their names to the online petition to the Department of Health, construction union UCATT said...
11 July 2014
Campaigners press for asbestos justice Asbestos disease campaigners, politicians and unions spoke out on 4 July to mark Action Mesothelioma Day, calling for urgent action to combat the deadly asbestos cancer. Deaths from mesothelioma, which is incurable and now kills in excess of 2,500 people a year, are still to...
11 July 2014
Rise in sites deaths ‘sends chill’ through the industry Construction union UCATT is warning that the latest fatality figures, showing an increase in construction deaths, could mark the beginning of a steady rise in fatalities. Despite the overall number of workplace fatalities in 2013/14 reaching an all-time low, the number...
11 July 2014
Scheming site firms try to bypass blacklist justice Unions have condemned a “cynical” industry-controlled compensation scheme for blacklisted construction workers launched last week ahead of this week’s continuation of a High Court compensation case. In October last year, eight major companies implicated in the blacklisting scandal - Balfour Beatty, Carillion,...
11 July 2014

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