From the TUC

Making health and safety an issue for everyone

21 Apr 2017, By

Men are almost twice as likely to suffer a serious injury at work as women, and for decades health and safety practice has reflected what has been seen traditionally as a problem most affecting men. As a result more attention has been given to industries such as construction where injury rates are much higher and…

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Four years after Rana Plaza, union action prevents a repeat

14 Apr 2017, By

On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed, killing over 1100 mostly women workers. Bangladeshi and global unions persuaded multinational enterprises to join the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord and commit to trade union rights, to prevent Rana Plaza ever happening again. Four years on, the case of the Ananta textile factory…

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Brazilian unions protest for Lula and for justice

06 Apr 2017, By

Last year’s legislative coup against the democratically-elected President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, was denounced by trade unionists in the country who predicted that the corrupt replacement regime of Michel Temer would launch an attack on the social justice reforms introduced by the Workers’ Party government of Presidents Lula and Dilma. Now the unions are taking their…

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1 in 3 experience racism at work after Brexit vote

04 Apr 2017, By

When the topic of Brexit’s effects so far comes up in conversation, it’s hard to not talk about the rise in racist attacks since the EU referendum vote. Racism never went away of course, but the last months seem to have given it a new lease of life. A major new poll of over 1,000…

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