Unite


International Workers’ Memorial Day: ‘Construction employers must insure workers – or be removed from sites’

Construction union Unite is demanding that leading construction clients and principal contractors ensure that all workers on their projects are fully protected by death and injury insurance – or be removed from sites. Read More

Haulage industry urged to take action after 1 in 2 companies report a rise in mental health problems amongst drivers

A recent study has found that 50% of logistics companies have seen an increase in employee stress, anxiety and other mental health issues. Read More

Union has ‘serious concerns’ over ‘extremely vulnerable’ going back to workplace

Serious concerns have been raised about the government’s plans ‘to pause’ its shielding policy on 1 August and the challenges that will then face thousands of ‘extremely vulnerable’ people returning to the workplace. Read More

Coronavirus: New London bus safety measures after nine worker deaths

Passengers using some London buses will only be able to board through the middle doors as part of increased efforts to protect drivers. Read More

Airlines are being urged to decrease risk of toxic air

Airlines are being put under scrutiny after research found that members are suffering severe health effects due to being exposed to toxic air. Read More

Lorry drivers must not be driven to exhaustion by no deal Brexit, warns Unite

Long distance lorry drivers are expected to bear the brunt of any disruption that a no deal Brexit could create, which according to Unite’s warning, could lead to exhausted drivers which pose a threat to other road users. Read More

TfL must tackle bus driver exhaustion after 21% admit having to ‘fight sleepiness’ at the wheel

Trade Union Unite has urged TfL to take definitive action to tackle fatigue among London bus drivers, following the publication of a new report. Read More

Silica register launched to protect construction workers

Unite has launched an online silica register to protect workers whose health could be damaged by dust inhalation. Read More

Three injured as scaffolding collapses in Reading

'Urgent inquiry needed' says Unite, as Firefighters confirm nobody was trapped under scaffolding which collapsed at the site of an old shopping centre in Reading. Read More

New project to investigate bullying in charities

The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) has teamed up with the Centre for Mental Health to investigate bullying in the third sector. Read More



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