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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.

New figures published today (Wednesday) by the Health and Safety Executive on workplace illness and injury rates in 2013/14 paint a worrying picture, says the TUC. The figures show that the number of people being injured or made ill through work is now rising, bringing to an end the previous...
29 October 2014
This report shares the findings of the eleventh biannual TUC survey of health and safety reps. It is designed to provide the TUC and its affiliated unions with information about who health and safety reps are, and what their experiences and needs are. Responses to the survey - available to...
28 October 2014
The 11 th biennial TUC survey of union health and safety representatives, published today (Friday) during European Health and Safety at Work Week, finds the top-five cited hazards were stress, bullying and harassment, overwork, back strains and slips, and trips and falls on a level. In top place was stress...
24 October 2014
Risks 677- 25 October 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 NEWS Selling or ditching...
23 October 2014
Number 676 - 18 October 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. UNION NEWS The dead hand...
17 October 2014
The next round of Bite Size Briefings takes place from November to January . Briefings take place at the TUC Regional Office, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE. Full details on what the briefings cover and how to apply is in the attached programme. Please contact Anne Cairns...
17 October 2014
A report published today (Tuesday) by the European Commission’s High Level Group on Administrative Burdens – chaired by Dr Edmund Stoiber – poses a danger to both workers and consumers alike, says the TUC. The report suggests scrapping regulations and exempting small and medium businesses from EU rules on employment...
14 October 2014
Advance findings from a new TUC survey of union health and safety representatives published today (Friday) on World Mental Health Day find stress to be the top concern in UK workplaces. Over two-thirds of safety reps (67 per cent) taking part in the 11 th biennial survey said that stress,...
10 October 2014
​ Number 675 - 11 October 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 NEWS Union...
10 October 2014
Responding to announcements made today (Monday) at the Liberal Democrat Conference by Vince Cable on increasing the minimum wage for apprenticeships and addressing employment contract abuse, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is the right thing to do for both young workers and the economy and will help...
06 October 2014

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