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Performance-related pay ‘bad for health’08/07/2014 12:00

Performance-related pay is bad for workers’ health, a new study has found.

HSE must commercialise, say ministers07/07/2014 15:12

Ministers have accepted a recommendation that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) remains an independent regulator, but have said the watchdog must increase its commenrcial activities.

EU health and safety strategy ‘weak and insubstantial’03/07/2014 15:35

The European Commission’s new strategy for occupational health and safety has been criticised as “weak and insubstantial” by international trade union leaders.

Nearly a third of schools in HSE survey failing to properly manage asbestos25/06/2014 11:35

Nearly a third of schools outside local authority control are failing to manage asbestos safely, according to a Health and Safety Executive survey.

Hazards conference to debate resistance to Government safety cuts23/06/2014 16:03

Booking is now open for the 2014 Hazards Conference which will examine the toil the Coalition Government’s agenda of cuts and deregulation is having on workers’ safety.

Asbestos removal call at Wales TUC18/06/2014 15:23

The NASUWT has called for the complete removal of asbestos from all school buildings in Wales to safeguard the health and safety of pupils and school staff.

Health and Safety Changes since 201019/05/2014 11:42

Changes to health and safety regulation relating to schools since the Coalition Government came into office.

Battle for equality being undermined by Government cuts17/03/2014 15:39

The health, safety and wellbeing of women is being seriously undermined by the Coalition Government’s programme of attacks and cuts, the NASUWT has told this year’s TUC’s Women’s Conference.

NASUWT Health and Safety Briefing, March 201414/03/2014 10:18

The latest news and updates on health and safety.

Sickness decline disproves ‘sick culture’ claims06/03/2014 16:47

The average number of working days lost to sickness absence has fallen dramatically over the last 20 years, official figures show.

Education workers most likely to do unpaid overtime28/02/2014 0:03

Those working in education are the group most likely to do unpaid overtime, new figures released by the TUC have shown.

Small rise in violence at work27/02/2014 16:37

There has been a small increase in the number of violent incidents at work, the latest statistics for England and Wales have shown.

Guidance on supporting women workers through the menopause20/02/2014 12:43

The TUC has produced new guidance for union representatives on supporting women through the menopause at work.

UK lags behind on mental health support19/02/2014 11:52

The UK is the worst performing nation when it comes to supporting workplace mental health, according to a study by the OECD.

Sickness absence scheme raises concerns18/02/2014 15:44

The Coalition Government has announced the creation of a new Health and Work service, which from April will offer medical assessments and treatment plans to workers off sick for more than four weeks.

Pay inequality 'damages workers' health'29/01/2014 12:16

Workplaces with big gaps between the highest and lowest paid staff suffer reduced productivity and damage workers’ health, a new study has found.

Mesothelioma Bill falls short of what is needed, NASUWT believes23/01/2014 12:08

A compensation plan for people who contract mesothelioma does not go far enough to support victims, the NASUWT believes.

Manifesto sets out call for safety improvements07/01/2014 9:19

Regular safety inspections and a maximum temperature in the workplace are some of the improvements which the TUC is calling for in a new ten point safety manifesto.

NASUWT repsonds to consultation on the HSE31/07/2013 12:03

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) must be better resourced and supported to be able to ensure higher levels of workplace safety, the NASUWT has argued in its response to a Government review of the watchdog’s functions and governance.

Asbestos risk five times higher in the young28/06/2013 15:50

Pressure is building on ministers to act over the issue of asbestos in schools after a Government commissioned panel of experts concluded that children are at more risk from exposure to asbestos than adults.


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