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Now is not the time to set the virus freeThe UK government wants you back in your workplace and personal protective equipment to again be the preserve of those in dirty, dangerous jobs. But with workplace clusters rising and the Delta variant rampant, Hazards warns this is no time for business as usual.
Hazards 154, April-June 2021An evidence review into the deadly failures of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) throughout the pandemic

We are at risk as long as going sick equals going withoutIt’s a simple choice – your money or your life. In a perverse twist, millions of the workers at highest risk of Covid-19 because of their jobs have been left with access to little and sometimes no sick pay.
Hazards 154, April-June 2021

Union active!
Stunning win for union activists at mega-construction siteIt took guts, guile and some impressive organising to see off a serious threat to safety on Hinkley Point C project, Europe’s biggest construction site. But for Unite members the mixture of talking and walking stopped a deskilling plan that could have seen safety critical electrical workers replaced by a cut-price, skills-lite alternative.
Hazards 154, April-June 2021

Selling lies
Exploitation is part and parcel of the Amazon business modelAmazon’s attempt to sell itself as a caring employer has taken some real creativity. Its latest anything-but-unions stunt is installing ‘wellness chambers’ in Amazon warehouses so that stressed workers can sit inside and watch videos about relaxation.
Hazards 154, April-June 2021

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