“That’s the state we’re in now, where the duty holders think that we’re not going to show up.” HSE Inspector on reasons for strike action

Acting HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety, Sarah Taylor, reveals reasons for joining the picket line last week. Read More

The Thin Blue Line – mental health in the police force

A reduction in staffing and an increase in service demand has led to an increase in the number of police officers suffering from workplace stress and mental health issues. Jamie Hailstone investigates.Read More

Forty years of the union safety representative

For forty years union health and safety reps have been working to make our workplaces safer. Lauren Applebey reports. Read More

TUC: new guidance on fire safety following Grenfell tragedy

The TUC has published new fire safety advice for trade union representatives today. Read More

Firefighters to go ahead with strike

Firefighters in England and Wales will strike over pensions on 25 September, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced. Read More

Unions call for urgent political response to helicopter crash

A union rally has been held to campaign for improved health and safety offshore following the helicopter crash in Scotland last week (23 August) that killed four oil workers. Read More

Protesters tell Government: you lie, we die

Pressure groups and trades unions came together to protest against the Government's decision to revise, consolidate, or withdraw 15 Approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs) by the end of next year. Read More

Deadly docks are not low-risk, warns union

The Government's designation of an industry whose fatal accident rate is five times the national average as low-risk is "ludicrous" and based on a flawed system of statistics collection and sector coding, according to the UK's biggest union. Read More

Row breaks out over union-rep funding

A political dispute over public funding of activities carried out by trades-union representatives Read More

Unions pledge to fight HSE cuts

Delegates at the TUC Congress have unanimously supported a motion condemning the cuts to the HSE's budget and warning to fight any "watering-down of health and safety" imposed through the Government's reform agenda. Read More

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