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Safety reps@40 – four decades of making work safe and healthy The government is axing safety controls and a cut back and commercialised Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a stranger in most workplaces. Who’s picking up the slack? Trade union safety reps of course, who in October 2017 celebrate the 40th anniversary of their lifesaving role.
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Bad job
Insecure work review 'not the game-changer needed' A government-commissioned review of insecurity at work has failed to recognise the game-changing improvements required to solve abusive employment practices. It also ignored almost entirely the cost to health of poor, poorly paid work, saying only the government and rogue businesses stand to benefit.
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You gotta fight for the right to safety
Organising 101You think we have got safety cracked? Well, injuries may have fallen but problems including work cancers, insecurity and mental health conditions are rocketing. Dave Smith says only informed collective action will really make work better.
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Power grab
Brexiteers queue up to call for safety protections to goThe removal of legal protections demanded by prominent Brexiteers will just make the economy more lawless not more productive, unions have warned. And some of the most ardent Tory supporters of Brexit have workplace safety laws at the top of their hit list.
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Pretty picture?
A picture of health? Focus on safety at work You probably get sick of the sight of your own workplace. But do you ever get to see where others spend their working day? The winners of the 'Focus on safety at work' photography competition, organised by the law firm Thompsons, give a glimpse of the world of work through others' eyes.
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Boxing clever
Safety reps@40 Trade union safety reps are the complete package, saving lives for 40 years. A Hazards pin-up-at-work poster
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