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There are several shocking stories in this email, and, first up:

Have you seen these plans? It's a total disgrace.

The government - via train operators - is planning to close more than 1,000 train station ticket offices across Britain.

This isn’t just bad news for railway staff, but a safety concern for every worker traveling by train. 

We have only 6 days left to take part in the public consultation. Can you take two minutes to respond to your train company’s consultation and object to the closure of ticket offices?

Support a victimised safety rep

Health and safety rep Kevin Scally, at Edinburgh College, has been singled out for redundancy in a disgraceful move by management that his union, EIS, is calling a clear case of victimisation.
They are now on strike demanding his reinstatement, and are inviting supporters everywhere to write to the College management to support them. Details here if you're able to add your name to the call.

Firefighters with no PPE?

You'll hardly believe this one *|FNAME|*, but it's real.
Fire service employers are trying to send firefighters into burning, exposed to toxic fumes, buildings without their breathing apparatus. The FBU is fighting this, and has called in HSE to investigate, who took a year to investigate before deciding it was happy with the decision(!).

You can find out more here, and sign the petition here.


Courses for safety reps

Our list of upcoming TUC courses has been updated and everything's listed and available for booking here.

Plus! Not to be missed: the Hazards Campaign Conference is on the 1-3 September in Stoke-on-Trent and the biggest date in the safety rep calendar. A chance to meet loads of other reps and discuss plenty of issues.

I'll be there and look forward to meeting lots of you. Register here and Hazards will invoice your union branch.

What do you want?

Have you had a chance to answer a few quick questions about future emails yet? I'd love to know what you want to see from these in the coming weeks. Click here to have your say. Thanks for all the support.

In solidarity,

P.S. It's hotting up, isn't it? If you’re seeking ideas to keep your workplace cool, look no further.

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