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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This TUC resource for trade unions reps seeks to increase understanding of the law and its limitations in relation to sickness absence and disability discrimination.
There are so many problems with the story of Nicola Thorp, the London receptionist who was sent home by her agency, Portico, without pay because she refused to wear high heels, it’s hard to know where to begin.
From a health and safety perspective, heels are bad for feet, joints and back.
Balfour Beatty and Sir Robert McAlpine among the building giants that have agreed to compensate trade union members for denying them work.
A company has received a £100,000 fine after a worker died when he fell 14 metres from the roof of a five-storey building in Birmingham.
A health and safety rep working for Birmingham’s leading drug and alcohol abuse charity, CGL has been sacked after pointing out fire hazards that could have cost colleagues’ lives, Unite, the country’s largest union, said.