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World of trouble
Unions are organising for safer, healthier, decent workWorldwide, poor working conditions kill a worker every 11 seconds. All these deaths are avoidable, yet the body count is increasing, warns Sharan Burrow. The head of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) says that is why global unions are launching a reinvigorated and urgent organising campaign to demand safety, justice and accountability.
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Mental problems
Is Mental Health First Aid the answer? Depends on the question. If your heart started misbehaving at work, you’d be glad there was a first aider on hand. So, a mental health first aider could be just the job if the problem is in your head, right? TUC’s Hugh Robertson says support for workers is a good thing, but mental health first aiders are not the only option and for union reps usually are not the best option.
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Work and suicide
A TUC guide to prevention for trade union activistsThere can be few more challenging issues confronting a union rep than the suicide of a work colleague. But suicide affects people at work, which makes it a union issue. Hazards editor Rory O'Neill says this is why the TUC has produced a guide to help reps deal better with suicide risks, prevention and the aftermath of a tragedy at work.
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Why we do it
Unions have made 28 April the world’s biggest safety campaign dayWhy do union members across the globe mobilise on 28 April, demonstrating, inspecting, training and using all manner of creative means to put workplace health and safety in the spotlight? Because deaths caused by work are increasing and on Workers’ Memorial Day unions send out a message they won’t stand by and let it continue.
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Unions save lives
#iwmd18 • www.28april.org Worldwide, working conditions kill a worker every 11 seconds. Every death is avoidable. There is the knowledge, there is the technology, there just isn't the will. Union organisation is proven antidote.
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