From the TUC

Unions fighting for Trans equality

31 Mar 2017, By Guest

In recent years, even a casual observer may feel that transgender people are already very visible, and query the need for it to be marked by a day in the calendar.  Whilst campaigning groups have promoted the message that “Some People are Trans,” the press have published a seemingly endless stream of news reports and…

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Protecting the car industry after Brexit: a frictionless supply chain

25 Mar 2017, By

Today, Unite is holding a major conference in Birmingham called Securing the future of the UK auto sector. It will bring together workers, employers and experts from the British car manufacturing industry to look at the prospects for this key industry after Brexit. The Prime Minister’s intention to trigger Article 50 and start the negotiations…

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Suicide – why it is a workplace issue

21 Mar 2017, By

Suicides can be a tragedy both for those who attempt it and their families and friends. It can also have a huge effect on the lives of some groups such as train and tube drivers when people attempt to kill themselves in front of a train, or care workers, police officers and paramedics who often…

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Unions unite across borders against Murdoch media merger

20 Mar 2017, By

Last week the British and European trade union movement united to call on the European Commission to block the proposed 21st Century Fox bid for Sky. A similar process is underway in the UK, but this is bigger than Britain, and demonstrates the need for transnational regulation of transnational companies. The TUC and European Trade…

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Stress – time to stop blaming the workers

17 Mar 2017, By

Yesterday I attended the HSE stress summit in London for the launch of their new stress campaign. The conference went well and the main thrust of the conference was on the importance of prevention, using the risk prevention and risk management approach that is contained in the HSE stress management standards. This is the approach…

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