Trade union have work hard to deliver the comprehensive health and safety legislation that the UK workforce enjoys, but Governments and employers still try to undermine that.
The best way to ensure that workers are protected is to have union health and safety reps in every workplace. Workplaces that have union safety reps and joint safety committees have half the serious injury rate of those without. That's why TUC and unions provide high calibre resources and training for trade union safety reps.
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It's 40 years since trade union health and safety reps had a legal right under the 1977 SRSC Regulations to improve health and safety in the workplace. Let us celebrate the difference this has made to workplaces up and down the country. Find out more
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