There is a brand new resource available from today for anyone who wants to consider how to make their workplace safer through building a strong union.
Health & Safety Reps
In a unionised workplace, one of the first things that you should consider is mapping the organisational and safety landscape, the TUC has said.
Health and safety reps are unions’ secret weapon against the government’s assault on workers’ rights, the TUC’s top safety official has said.
The TUC has today (Friday) launched new guidance to help recruit more union members and encourage more existing union members to become health and safety reps.
As the Trade Union Bill continues its passage through the House of Lords it is worth reminding ourselves about the potential implications for health and safety.
This week is heartunions week. It also sees the House of Lords start discussing the detail of the Trade Union Bill.
The first is a celebration of the fantastic work that union representatives do in improving living standards, protecting workers and empowering their members. The second is a piece of legislation aimed at doing the exact opposite.
Following the hugely successful Health & Safety conference held earlier in the year, the TUC in the Midlands is pleased to announce the launch of a Health & Safety Forum to meet with Health & Safety Reps from affiliates to discuss issues and concerns on a regular basis.
The right to strike is a basic right and is also an important last resort for unions on health and safety when all else fails. It is also at one of the lowest levels for decades.
The Trade Union Bill is a particular worrying Bill with implications for anyone at work.