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This report outlines the effects of the last four years
A guide for workplace representatives There is a higher proportion

The TUC campaigns for decent employment rights, and helps unions make the most of advances in employment protection. This is where you can find our policy briefings and expert advice on employment law for unions. You can find older material by using the search facilities. To find out whether the law can help you, visit our special your rights at work area.

Although most workplaces have been smoke free for a number of years problems can still arise over the implementation of the current law, or the provision of smoking breaks. In addition there has been a marked increase in the use of electronic cigarettes, whose use is not regulated at present...
16 April 2014
Workplace compensation cases have fallen by more than 50 per cent in the last decade, reveals a new joint report published today (Wednesday) by the TUC and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). It is common to hear stories that the UK is rife with a compensation culture and...
16 April 2014
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird today announced her delight that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Northumbria Police are now accredited Living Wage employers. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently by the Centre for Social Policy at Loughborough University and updated annually...
15 April 2014
It is common to hear stories that the UK is rife with a compensation culture and is becoming risk averse as a result of compensation claims. However, The Compensation Myth – which tackles seven myths about compensation – smashes this misconception and finds that there were 183,342 compensation claims in...
15 April 2014
Number 650 - 12 April 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...
11 April 2014
This report outlines the effects of the last four years of the governments deregulatory policies on health and safety on workers.
10 April 2014
Union health and safety reps gathered at Newcastle Civic Centre on Tuesday 1 st April to discuss the health and safety implications involved in the production and use of nanomaterials. Attendees were welcomed by Edwin Jeffries, Chair of the Northern TUC Health and Safety Forum who introduced the first speaker,...
07 April 2014
Probation under Threat Probation officers have a very important job which is often extremely challenging as they seek to rehabilitate people often lacking basic skills, perhaps damaged by drugs, alcohol or mental health problems; some with a history of violence. The national association of probation officers (NAPO) are a powerful,...
07 April 2014
Number 649 - 5 April 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...
04 April 2014
Benefits Advice for people affected by Cancer In conjunction with Macmillan Cancer Support we are offering this bite size briefing which will give an overview of the work being undertaken by the Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group. The briefing will also give an insight into the benefit entitlements...
03 April 2014

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