This year’s speakers made us aware of attacks on workers’ rights to a safe workplace, and the importance of standing firm against them.
Neil Vernon, UNITE learning organiser and Hazards Trust officer, explained the need for and history of International Workers Memorial Day, paying tribute to the late Tom Harte, the Brummie who first brought Workers Memorial Day to the UK.
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Nearly half of workplaces have never had a visit from a health and safety inspector, say health and safety reps
Nearly half of UK workplaces have never had a health and safety inspection – including more than 80% of construction workplaces – according to a new TUC survey of health and safety reps.
Five men have been crushed to death after a huge concrete wall collapsed at a recycling site in Birmingham.
Before the referendum the TUC gave a strong warning that the rights of workers to a safe workplace could be threatened by a vote to leave the EU, as could many employment rights. Now that that has happened what is likely to happen?