Issue date
22 Aug 2018
TUC South West will host its Health, Safety and Wellbeing Conference in Salisbury on Monday 3rd September in a show of solidarity following recent chemical attacks in the city.

 

Amongst others, delegates to the TUC South West conference will hear:

  • Faye McGuinness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes at Mind giving the keynote speech on the importance of good mental health and wellbeing at work;
  • Hugh Robertson, TUC Senior Policy Officer explaining the latest updates on health and safety law;
  • Marie Hughes, TUC Education officer on how to support women with the menopause at work.  

The conference also welcomes workers from the Porton Down Science Centre, as well as firefighters from the Fire Brigades Union who will explain the difficulties of dealing with hazardous waste whilst keeping safe.

TUC’s union-led learning organisation, Unionlearn, will introduce their new offer to train union members on Mental Health First Aid.

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The job of unions is to remain alert to all dangers and argue for better protection for workers.

Nigel Costley, Regional Secretary of the TUC South West said:

“We are pleased that Salisbury will be the host of our Health and Safety Conference this year, bringing union delegates to the beautiful city to discuss safety at work.

“As we promote the benefits of good health and safety practices in workplaces, we have the opportunity to acknowledge all the brave workers in Salisbury who responded and dealt with the chemical attack to keep the city safe.”

“The job of unions is to remain alert to all dangers and argue for better protection for workers."

“Being concerned about working people’s health and safety benefits us all. We spend a significant amount of our lives in the workplace and many injuries, conditions and ill-health can be linked back to whether we have had good or bad jobs.“

“Trade union reps make work safer but the risks can be wide and varied. Indeed, the current issue on the use of round-up weed killer that will be tested in the courts around the world just goes to show how the effect of much used chemicals is still contested.”

Editors note
  • The event runs from 10.30 to 3.30 and is being held at Salisbury RFC. To find out more details and to book a place, visit the TUC South West event page or complete the form below. 
 

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