UNISON rep wins praise for work on stress

Health and safety rep Scott Donohoe praised after being awarded the STUC Frank Maguire award

UNISON health and safety rep Scott Donahoe has won praise from the union after being awarded the Scottish TUC Frank Maguire award at last month’s STUC Congress in Dundee.

“Scott a great example of a tireless health and safety activist,” declared UNISON health and safety national officer Tracey Ayton Harding today.

“He’s there to support workers facing difficult times but also does not shy away from challenging management to improve the heath safety and welfare of employees at work.”

The Frank Maguire health and safety award is one of four STUC awards for union reps.

It was first awarded in 2008 to recognise the role played by health and safety reps and the wider trade union movement in protecting members and their families.

In Mr Donohoe’s case, it recognised his work as branch health and safety officer for the union’s Glasgow City Council branch, his work trying to win union recognition at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and a long running campaign tackling stress in the workplace.

He is also active in the Hazards Campaign and is a member of UNISON’s national health and safety committee

“He is a great asset to the national health and safety committee and UNISON,” said Ms Ayton Harding.

“His work in campaigning against stress has been outstanding.”