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The TUC has produced a guide to assist union workplace
This briefing is for union representatives with members who may
*/ From January 2015 the Government will be providing a

TUC spells health and safety

It took union campaigns to deliver the comprehensive health and safety legislation that the UK workforce enjoys.

But it takes union know how, resources and campaigns to make workplaces as safe as possible. That's why TUC and unions provide high calibre resources and training for trade union safety reps.

These union reps are the reason union workplaces are safer workplaces. This website is part of TUC's work to ensure union safety reps have the information and resources to continue and to improve that work

Sign up for Risks, the TUC's e-mail bulletin on health and safety. You'll get Health and Safety news from the TUC and the unions direct.

Hazards at Work online

The chapters on individual risks from the TUC publication "Hazards at Work" are now available on-line. To access them, click on a subject on the left of this page and, if there is a corresponding chapter available, you can access it through the orange box that appears on the page.


Bill exposes government’s strike hypocrisy If the government was really concerned about the harm to the economy caused by lost working days, it would be addressing the scourge of work-related ill-health not the by comparison tiny impact of strikes, the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has said. Following the publication...
24 July 2015
Government takes a swipe at safety reps The government’s Trade Union Bill will damage more than productivity and civil liberties, it could put our lives at risk at work, the TUC has warned. The union body said the Bill includes measures that could dramatically curtail the time available to union...
24 July 2015
Manufacturing firms say fit notes are failing The government’s flagship ‘fit note’ scheme for getting people back to work has failed to deliver five years on from implementation, manufacturers’ organisation EEF has said. The industry lobby group was commenting on the findings of an EEF survey of 345 companies conducted...
24 July 2015
Protecting apprentices in the workplace The jailing of an employer this month for the criminal negligence that led to the death of 16-year-old engineering apprentice Cameron Minshull ( Risks 711 ) highlights the need for greater protection of young people at work, the TUC has said. Matthew Creagh, of TUC’s...
24 July 2015
Number 712 - 25 July 2015 Risks is the TUC's weekly online bulletin for safety reps and others. Sign up to receive this bulletin every week. Past issues are available. Disclaimer and Privacy Editor: Rory O'Neill of Hazards magazine. Comments to the TUC at [email protected] Contents UNION NEWS Government takes...
22 July 2015
Cameron ‘open’ to pay your own sick pay scheme David Cameron is considering options for making workers pay into flexible saving accounts to fund their own sick pay or unemployment benefits, Downing Street has confirmed. The idea was first floated by Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, who...
17 July 2015
Man jailed over death of teen apprentice A businessman has been jailed for eight months following the death of a teenager who became trapped in a factory lathe while on a government-funded apprenticeship. Cameron Minshull, 16, was dragged into the steel cutting machine after the oversized overalls he’d been issued...
17 July 2015
Sunday trading extension will be bad for workers Proposals to allow larger stores in England and Wales to open for more hours on Sundays have been condemned by unions who say the move will be bad for retail workers. Unveiling the plans in last week’s budget, Chancellor George Osborne said...
17 July 2015
Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics of annual data on industrial action, which show that the number of strikes in the UK remains at historic lows, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The official figures reflect the fact that trade unions only strike as...
16 July 2015
Number 711 - 18 July 2015 Risks is the TUC's weekly online bulletin for safety reps and others. Sign up to receive this bulletin every week. Past issues are available. Disclaimer and Privacy Editor: Rory O'Neill of Hazards magazine. Comments to the TUC at [email protected] Contents UNION NEWS The national...
16 July 2015

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