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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.

Workers’ Memorial Day, April 28th, is all about raising the issues behind the huge toll of work-related deaths and injuries and what can be done to prevent more. Birmingham took up a number of themes for 2016. Thanks to all who spoke and attended.

5-point demands rose from Rana Plaza memorial human chain in Dhaka city
Three orphan children, who lost both of their parents in Rana Plaza collapse, lighted candle lights.

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Today, 18th April 2016, in the Houses of Parliament the energy giant E.ON will be the first UK company to sign up to the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter committing them, as an employer, to supporting workers diagnosed with terminal illness.

CALLS are being made to remove asbestos "riddled" in nearly 350 Worcestershire schools - with angry politicians saying enough is enough.

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