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The TUC campaigns for decent employment rights, and helps unions make the most of advances in employment protection. This is where you can find our policy briefings and expert advice on employment law for unions. You can find older material by using the search facilities. To find out whether the law can help you, visit our special your rights at work area.

In the workplace LGBT people may experience oppression and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It is critical that trade union reps and negotiators have the tools to bargain for LGBT inclusion in the workplace.
29 April 2016
Number 748 - 30 April 2016 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 All you...
28 April 2016
Leaving the EU could put millions of people in the UK at increased risk of accidents or injuries in the workplace, says a TUC report published today (Thursday) to coincide with International Workers’ Memorial Day.
28 April 2016
The new edition of the TUC's best-selling guide to health and safety at work it out now. It is used by reps, officers, employers, professionals in the field and even enforcement officers. Find out more, including how to get hold of your copy!
25 April 2016
Chemicals can hurt wherever you work You don’t have to work in the chemical industry to be harmed by chemicals at work, two 59-year-old Unite members have found to their cost. A now retired electrical technician for a pharmaceutical company needed two skin graft operations and developed post-traumatic stress disorder...
22 April 2016
Court of Appeal backs unions on sick abseence Civil service unions have recorded a major victory on sickness absence. A Court of Appeal ruling released on 15 April has confirmed that the Department for Transport (DfT) is unable to change contractual sickness absence rules without the agreement of unions. In...
22 April 2016
Good ventilation needed for desktop 3D printers A new study shows that desktop 3D printers release produce airborne nanoparticles that should be controlled to avoid hazardous exposures. According to the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), 3D printers have become more common in homes, schools and libraries as their prices...
22 April 2016
A number of events have been organised by organisations across the North West to mark International Worker’s Memorial Day on Thursday 28 th April. These are the events we have been told about. Remember the Dead. Fight for the Living. #IWMD16 Blackburn – Organised by Blackburn & Districts Trades Union...
22 April 2016
Number 747 - 23 April 2016 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 Unite launches...
21 April 2016
‘Blacklisting mastermind’ refuses to give evidence The alleged architect of the construction blacklisting scandal, Cullum McAlpine, has declined to give evidence when the case comes before the High Court next month. Unite condemned the decision by the top director of Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd as ‘a further gross insult’ to...
15 April 2016

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