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Death of decency
Conservatives promise a deadly bonfire of rightsDecent work is the hallmark of a modern, progressive economy. But the Conservative government doesn’t want it, won’t police it and thinks workers should not have the power to defend it. Hazards spells out how new prime minister Liz Truss is planning for a low paid, lawless and disposable worker UK plc.
Hazards 159 July-September 2022

Worth less
Conservatives are burying compensation and preventionUnder the Conservatives work-related ill-health has increased sharply, but there have been far fewer compensation payouts. Hazards reveals government policy is behind a collapse in access to justice which has seen the number of workplace injury and disease claims slashed in half.
Hazards 159 July-September 2022

Internal injuries
EndStress campaign aims to tackle the invisible killer Horrific wounds. Asphyxiations. Scalpings. The harm caused by work can be brutal, painfully obvious and frequently deadly. But, warns Nayla Glaise of European white collar workers’ union Eurocadres, many more have no visible wounds, but are instead damaged and can have their lives curtailed by the oppressive, mindblowing nature of modern work.
Hazards 159 July-September 2022

Unravelling
Mental health at work is a trade union issue Whether it is work, life outside work or a combination that is getting you down, mental health can be a big issue on the job. Hazards says two new sources highlight how unions can play a critical role in supporting affected workers and can ensure work doesn’t cause problems or make them worse.
Hazards 159 July-September 2022

Hazards poster: You are worth less
Only unions will protect you. Get active. Organise. Government policy means your life is cheap at work.  
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Deadly Business
A Hazards special investigation

The decimation of Britain's industrial base was supposed to have one obvious upside - an end to dirty and deadly jobs.

In the 'Deadly business' series, Hazards reveals how a hands off approach to safety regulation means workers continue to die in preventable 'accidents' at work.

Meanwhile, an absence of oversight means old industrial diseases are still affecting millions, and modern jobs are creating a bloodless epidemic of workplace diseases - from 'popcorn lung' to work related suicide.  Find out more