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

UNISON launches guide to protect gig economy workers

Porters, care workers, security staff and parking wardens are at greater risk of physical and verbal attack, injury or illness, because they work alone for long periods, says UNISON today (Tuesday) as it launches the first union gig economy safety guide. The union warns that staff cuts, the growth of zero-hours contracts and an increase in the […]

sun, thermometer and wall

We need a maximum safe working temperature

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

Health, safety and welfare produce multiple concerns

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

Will a shower of April wins help us flower in May?

Another busy month saw UNISON celebrating victories – and launching new campaigns

Employers urged to help lone workers stay safe

UNISON health and safety seminar hears 66% of lone workers have faced violence and aggression

Community members call for good mental health policies

‘No worker should be hiding their mental health status because of stigma or from fear the employer would not support them’

UNISON launches campaign to combat musculoskeletal injuries

Launch comes on national RSI awareness day as research reveals another cost of austerity

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

Safety and pensions up front as women’s conference opens

First day of debate sees elegates discuss health and safety for women, plus the plight of the Waspi generation

Working during the cold weather

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

Liverpool signs up to UNISON’s End Violence at Work charter

City council becomes first to make union’s charter a key part of its commissioning process

Cleaners at the forefront of needlestick injuries

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

Time to stop the violence plaguing workers in the community sector

MPs join UNISON members and employers at parliamentary launch of union’s Violence at Work charter

The UK’s disappearing meat hygiene inspectors

Between March 2013 and April 2017, the number of meat inspectors employed by the independent Food Standards Agency (FSA) dropped by 30%