From the TUC

E-On join the Dying to Work campaign

19 Apr 2016, By

Yesterday, in the Houses of Parliament the energy giant E-On became the first UK company to sign up to the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter committing them, as an employer, to supporting workers diagnosed with terminal illness. The Charter was be signed by the E-On HR Director Dave Newborough, along with Paul Nowak the Deputy General…

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TUC backs Brazilian unions: no to the coup!

15 Apr 2016, By

You may have seen some stories in the media about political developments in Brazil, where the forces who used to dominate the country while it was under military dictatorship and then in the years after democracy was restored are trying to force Workers’ Party President Dilma Rousseff from power. The TUC is backing our colleagues…

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Cambodian bosses & politicians hope to get away with new labour law

12 Apr 2016, By

After prolonged international pressure from both unions and multinational corporations, the Cambodian Parliament split on party lines to adopt a new labour law that falls far short of International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards. The governing party sided with local employers, presumably hoping that they have done enough to keep local unions pinned down and international…

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Do we need a standard on health and safety?

12 Apr 2016, By

Plans for a certifiable international standard on health and safety are well underway. It is called ISO45001. This is a really big development as most big employers are likely to try to achieve certification, just as they currently do to other international standards such as ISO9001 (quality management). Yet most people who are going to…

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What future for the HSE?

06 Apr 2016, By

The HSE have recently launched a new strategy called “Helping Great Britain work well”. It has six themes – Acting together; tackling ill health; managing risk well; supporting small employers; keeping pace with change and sharing our success. There is nothing there that many people will disagree with and some of it, such as tackling…

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Remain campaigners need a more ‘inclusive’ message

31 Mar 2016, By

The House of Lords’ European Union Committee, chaired by Lord Boswell, issued a report yesterday arguing that the Government needed to “set out a positive, inclusive vision of the UK’s role in a reformed European Union ahead of the referendum on EU membership.” You can find the TUC’s evidence to their Lordships’ enquiry in the documents they…

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