TUC is one of the UK’s most high profile campaigning organisations – and health and safety is one of its top campaigning priorities. Trade union campaigns aim to raise awareness of issues in the workplace and put pressure on decision makers to address these concerns.
Typical campaigns focus on individual safety issues, defending existing rights and calling for new rights, or national and international days of action.
There are many different forms of trade union campaigning, for example:
The most recent documents available on this subject are:Time to Change Health & Safety bulletin - Carcinogens
Around 300,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every year, and every year more than 150,000 people die from the disease. Estimates of how many are caused through work vary considerably. The HSE has estimated there are around 13,500 new cas...PDF version available for download
Dust in the workplace is not just a nuisance... It can be a killer. This factsheet looks at the what the law says about dust in the workplace, why the dust limit is too high, and why regulations need to be properly enforced.PDF version available for download
Official figures show that just under 200 workers die as a result of an injury at work each year. This is 200 too many. However, by the most conservative estimates, at least 20,000 people die prematurely every year because of occupational disease. Be...PDF version available for download
One of the principles that underpin the Health and Safety at Work Act is the belief that the involvement of the workforce is crucial to achieving good standards of health and safety, and that health and safety systems work best when trade unions and ...PDF version available for download
For health and safety laws to be effective, employers must know that if they do not obey the law they could face prosecution.PDF version available for download
Regular safety inspections, a maximum temperature in the workplace and far greater control of carcinogens are just some of the improvements that the TUC is calling for in a new 10 point safety manifesto.PDF version available for download
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