The Union Advent: 4 Dec
Studies have shown insecure workers face a substantially increased health and safety risk at work (TUC’s Risks 260). Unions have been active on behalf of vulnerable workers. Examples include: a CWU agreement with Manpower; work by the TGWU, UNISON and UCATT with migrant workers including the Justice for Cleaners campaign and the Overseas Nurses Network; work by the Community union in Leicester with workers in the informal economy; and union co-operation with the National Group on Homeworking.
Source: ‘The Hidden One in Five – winning a fair deal for Britain’s vulnerable workers’. Policy Studies Institute/TUC, 2007