Three reps with Health and Safety Guardian shields

European health and safety week is coming

UNISON vows to protect key safety legislation and protections originating in EU law

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We need a maximum safe working temperature

UNISON backs Labour plans to legislate on excessive heat in the workplace

Working during the cold weather

Taking care of the people who keep public services running this winter

Cleaners at the forefront of needlestick injuries

Figures show the importance of controlling hazards, as European Health and Safety Week gets under way.

UNISON calls for action to tackle stress epidemic in public services

Union survey of 10,000 members shows that stress is harming staff and services – but employers rarely talk about it

Blog: Safer workplaces – an impact that should never be understated

Thanks to the work of UNISON’s health and safety reps, public sector employees are less likely to suffer injury in the workplace. Tens of thousands of UK workers die every year because of their work and many more are injured. But thanks to the efforts of more than 6,000 safety reps and branch officers, UNISON members are safer.

How much of a risk do new cleaning agents pose to you?

UNISON survey aims to find out scale of problem in wake of concerns over rise in superbugs

Dave Prentis hugs a member at the Redditch Time to Talk session

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

Conference agrees measures to support activists

Creative ideas for training, accreditation and mentoring all to the fore as delegates discuss helping reps

UNISON rep wins praise for work on stress

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

UNISON marks International Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers around the globe call for ‘strong laws, strong enforcement, strong unions’

Milton Keynes marks International Workers’ Memorial Day

“Health and safety is important not just for workers, but for everyone in society”

Health and safety can boost your branch

H&S can fall down the agenda, but International Workers’ Memorial Day is the the perfect chance to reinvigorate your work – and possibly your branch with it

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♡ UNISON: it’s a life saver

Health and safety saves lives, and UNISON reps are at the forefront of that work

♡ UNISON: recognising the members who keep us all safe

Health and safety rep of the year awards highlight key work of union and our reps