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This briefing for safety representatives and union members gives advice
Well-being’ has become one of the most over-used phrases in

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.

Everything you need to know about starting a job, time off, pay, problems at work and much more. Written by employment experts at the TUC, the fifth edition (2016) of this popular book contains new sections on maternity and paternity rights, equality law, carer’s leave, flexible working, agency working and...
27 May 2016
Tim Lezard reports from the South West TUC's Health & Safety event...
26 May 2016
Number 752 28 May 2016 Contents UNION NEWS Time to get rid of asbestos, says TUC Site workers call for mandatory asbestos surveys Fire shows life-saving role of rail guards Scotrail action threat over driver only trains Lessons must be learnt following firefighter’s death OTHER NEWS GMB condemns ‘CIPD’ inaction...
25 May 2016
Unionlearn celebrates its 10th Birthday with its biggest and best annual conference on 4 July 2016
25 May 2016
Brexit risks “turning the clock black decades” on women’s rights, according to a new report published by the TUC today (Tuesday). TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Women have made huge gains in the workplace as a result of EU membership, ranging from protection against pregnancy discrimination to fairer pay,...
24 May 2016
This TUC guide for union workplace representatives is aimed at helping them negotiate the removal of all asbestios from their workplace.
23 May 2016
The number of employees who say they usually work from home has increased by a fifth (19%) over the past decade according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Friday) to mark National Work From Home Day.
20 May 2016
Number 751 21 May 2016 Contents UNION NEWS Nudging in the right direction – just not here Brexit equals 1m more working too long Ambulance ballot on dangerous work hours Soaring site stress and mental illness Lorry driver lose her job after arm crushing Community concerns over ‘deteriorating’ prison safety...
19 May 2016
Commenting on a speech today at the Institute of Directors by pro-Brexit MP Priti Patel, in which she argued that leaving the EU would be an opportunity to cut EU social and employment protections, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Leave the EU and lose your rights at work –...
17 May 2016
Number 750 - 14 May 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] UNION NEWS - Blacklisting firms...
13 May 2016