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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.

The Health and Safety at Work Act is one of the most important and successful pieces of workplace legislation ever, the TUC says today (Thursday) to mark the 40th anniversary of the Act, which received royal assent on 31 July 1974.
31 July 2014
Employment tribunal fees have been a huge victory for Britain’s worst bosses, according to a new TUC report published today (Tuesday) to mark the one year anniversary of the new charges.
29 July 2014
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
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
The Labour shadow energy Minister Tom Greatrex MP was the keynote speaker, focusing on the rights and responsibilities of trade union reps in building sustainable workplaces. We launched new findings from the Labour Research Department’s study of the “union effect” on greening the workplace . It was our 10th annual...
21 July 2014
Commenting on proposals published today (Friday) regarding changes to industrial relations laws should the Conservatives win the next election, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
18 July 2014

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