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Health, safety and welfare produce multiple concerns

Local government delegates hear horror stories as they debate motions on stress, hot-desking and disability leave

Article on the UNISON National site.

Union is key in fighting sexual harassment

Debates suggest a range of approaches to tackling the problem, including education for employers and promoting a scheme to help women if they’re feeling unsafe

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Beating the Big C – cancer, and the council

For many people, working outdoors in the sun is a blessing. But for refuse loader David Lewis, living in the shadow of skin cancer, it became a curse

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

‘Our Brexit brings the country together’, UNISON members told

National delegates debate a raft of motions on the risks posed by the Brexit negotiations

Article on the UNISON National site.

Winning with UNISON

‘You don’t have to accept something when an employer is in the wrong – you can challenge it and by standing together you can win’

Article on the UNISON National site.

Union charter to commit employers to tackle violence at work

‘Our members do not go to work to be assaulted’ community conference declares

Article on the UNISON National site.

Inside the hidden world of environmental health

Dead bodies, detective work and the truth about food poisoning – the work of the environmental health officer has no shortage of surprises

Magazine, moving on the UNISON National site.

Award-winning work on mental health in Redditch and Bromsgrove

General secretary Dave Prentis visits branch to see first hand the practical help and support provided to members

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON welcomes HSE report on needlesticks

Report finds 83% of organisations failing to comply with sharps regulations

Article on the UNISON National site.

Problems at work: librarian’s career destroyed by heavy lifting

Health and safety failings to blame for library assistant’s chronic back pain

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Problems at work: chef wins compensation after fall at work

Chef left permanently injured after fall at work

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Health and safety

UNISON believes health and safety in the workplace is an issue for everyone. Every year, thousands of people suffer accidents and ill-health at work – most of which could be avoided.

Page on the UNISON National site.

UNISON attacks government obsession with sickness absence

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that days lost due to sickness absence fell in 2013

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON Cymru/Wales set to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day

UNISON Cymru/Wales will be joining trade unionists from across the country today, to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day and commemorate those who have lost their lives at work. The annual event is held on 28 April and sees workers, their families and representatives around the world marking the day with the rallying cry ‘remember the dead, […]

Article, News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Health and safety is clearly important… Right?

Every year, on 28th April, workers across the world mark ‘Workers Memorial Day’. This is time set aside to remember those injured, made sick or killed by hazards in their workplaces. The Health and Safety Executive report 144 worker deaths in their 2017/18 figures, with 1.4 million people suffering from a work-related illness. This year, […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.