Amazon surveillance technology does track productivity but is not “primary focus”

Amazon's Head of Public Policy for Europe tells parliamentary select committee that surveillance tech does track employee productivity but is not "primary focus". Read More

Amazon safety incidents: GMB Union demands inquiry following ‘600 injuries in the past 3 years’

The GMB has said that it's time for a Parliamentary inquiry into Amazon's working conditions following reports of 600 serious injuries or near misses in the past three years. Read More

Protests as London hospital cleaners ‘denied sick pay’

It’s simply wrong that outsourcing giants are making a profit from taxpayer’s money, off the backs of hardworking hospital staff, says GMB London Read More

Gig economy: Hermes couriers to be offered holiday pay

Couriers working for the delivery firm Hermes are to be offered holiday pay, as part of a deal struck with the GMB trade union. Read More

2016/17 workplace fatality figures show deaths are down – but it’s “no cause for celebration”

The HSE’s latest provisional workplace fatality figures show that 137 people died at work in 2016/17, the second lowest year Read More

GMB claims that Serco ‘dumped hazardous waste in drains’

Refuse, recycling and street cleaning union GMB has called on both the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Environment Read More

MPs’ committee investigates worker blacklisting

Unions are intensifying their efforts to secure a full public inquiry into the blacklisting of individuals deemed by certain companies to be "trouble-makers". Read More

Teacher injured in science-experiment blaze airlifted to hospital

A science teacher and the son of a colleague both sustained burns when an experiment in the school science lab involving a flammable substance went wrong. Read More

New faces on the HSE Board

Two new non-executive directors have been appointed to the Board of the Health and Safety Executive. Read More

Campaign and website launched to protect security staff

The GMB union has launched a campaign to demand better protection for front-line security personnel, complemented by a new website on which victims of attacks at work can log details of the incidents. Read More

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