‘I don’t want another family to suffer’

On International Workers’ Memorial Day, Chris Cooper, a member of UNISON’s national health and safety committee, shares the tragic story behind why he became an H&S rep

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UNISON welcomes asbestos report

Parliamentary work and pensions committee calls for a 40-year deadline for the safe removal of all asbestos in public buildings

Microscopic view of the Coronavirus

UNISON seeks ‘clarity’ on removal of COVID-19 from risk assessments

Union says that government’s ‘potentially dangerous’ Living with COVID-19 plans could undermine health and safety regulations in England

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Employers must not let their guard down, says UNISON

Even as COVID restrictions loosen, health and safety legislation must still be followed and risks to employees minimised

Coronavirus germs

UNISON calls on employers to review COVID-19 protections

Move comes as cases of the Omicron variant soar and HSE figures reveal the scale of the pandemic impact on workers’ health

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H&S survey reveals members feel less safe now than a year ago

UNISON call for more inspection and enforcement of workplace health and safety as results of a new survey are released

The post-pandemic world of work

UNISON’s acting head of policy David Arnold explores the changes to work practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and asks what the future holds

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Blog: Wilfully sowing the seeds of masked confusion

If only the Westminster government could show some of the responsibility it wants the rest of us to take on

Too many people across the UK face serious health risks

Employers must do more to keep staff safe and that includes properly recording exposure

‘We’re here to protect lives’

The pandemic focused the world’s attention on health and safety. But for UNISON’s health and safety reps, protecting everyone in the workplace was already a way of life

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Workplace safety affects us all

As we approach International Workers’ Memorial Day, UNISON looks back at a year when workplace safety took centre stage

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UNISON urges HSE to improve COVID guidance for employers

The union is highlighting the particular risk to vulnerable workers

UNISON raises COVID-19 concerns for members at army college

Christina McAnea has written to the defence secretary seeking urgent response

UNISON calls on Environment Agency to strengthen its health and safety measures

Unions seek urgent review of risk assessments to tackle new COVID-19 variant

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UNISON urges employers to review staff safety due to new COVID variant

Union writes to Health and Safety Executive urging updated guidelines to protect workers in light of new variant of coronavirus