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Signatures are being collected for an online petition which is calling on the Government to strengthen legislation designed to compensate people with mesothelioma.
If excessive temperatures are a problem in your school there are a number of actions you can take to ease the problem.
A report designed to provide individual teachers and school leaders throughout the United Kingdom with positive practical advice that will help them to manage and protect their mental health and wellbeing.
Fears have been raised about the future of the Health and Safety Executive after ministers announced a review of the functions and governance of the safety watchdog
The NASUWT has commented on plans for a Mesothelioma Bill.
A range of new online guides are now available from the TUC giving advice and information on a range of common health and safety issues.
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.
MPs have voted to press ahead with a move to limit compensation for work-related injuries and ill-health.
Booking is now open for the 2013 Hazards Conference which will examine the toil the Coalition Government’s agenda of cuts and deregulation is having on workers’ safety.
Teachers put in an average of more than 11 hours unpaid overtime each week new figures have shown.
Advice for health and safety representatives to support them in ensuring they are able to take time out for training has been created by the TUC.
A new guide to promoting healthy workplaces has been produced by the TUC.
The annual Work-Stress Network Conference will once again be held at NASUWT’s headquarters in Rednal, Birmingham this November.
Safety campaigners have criticised the move by the Coalition Government to slash the time allowed for public consultation on some proposed changes to the law from 12 weeks to as little as two.
Many workers who are innocent victims of violent crime in the course of their job will no longer be eligible for any compensation after the Government agreed radical changes to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS).
The NASUWT has created a register to assist those worried about exposure to asbestos in schools across the UK.
A new compensation scheme for workers suffering from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma has been announced, but it has been criticised for excluding half of those suffering from asbestos related diseases.
Over half of the most dilapidated schools in England who applied for money from the Government have been told they will not be receiving any funding for essential repairs and rebuilding work.
The ETUCE, the European Region of Education International, has published the findings of its study on teachers’ occupational stress across Europe.
The importance of effectively tackling the issue of asbestos in schools has been underlined by its discovery in two schools in the past week.
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