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I first met Carole through her husband Tom Harte, who I worked with at Birmingham Health and Safety Advice Centre. As it was through her support for Tom’s work and its legacy that health and safety activists know Carole, I will start there.

The HSE has published a review of the way that the 2012 Control of Asbestos Regulations have been implemented.

Unions have long been critical of the failure of the HSE to regulate and enforce on occupational health risks.

Construction workers at the new Unite regional headquarters in the West Midlands remember IWMD.

Unite is warning that workers’ lives are being placed at risk due to the cut in the number of frontline health and safety inspectors.

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Unions are committed to improving the working lives and conditions of all workers. Pressing for healthy, safe workplaces for everyone is part and parcel of the union representative’s role. Being aware of the issues relating to gender in occupational health and safety ensures unions strive to ensure that workplaces are safer and healthier for everyone.

Suicides can be a tragedy both for those who attempt it and their families and friends.

Tuesday 14th March 7pm for 7.30pm speech
Lamp Tavern, 116 High Street, Dudley, DY1 1QT

Construction union Unite renewed its demand for a public inquiry into blacklisting this week and backed calls by the Labour MP Chuka Umunna to strengthen the law to prevent blacklisting from happening.

The Health and Safety Executive’s fledgling health and work strategy has been welcomed by the TUC, but the union body says questions remain over the impact of swingeing funding cuts on the watchdog’s ability to deliver.